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I really disliked my time in Aston. I was in an admin temporal position, which its purpose was to help during a very busy period but... I really did nothing at all in 3 months. It was boring, there was lack of good management, I did not get to know almost anyone in the office, I did not have a regular space to communicate my lack of work... Aso, the office I was in was very grey and depressing, with an inside window that had a terrible view of pipes.
Good salary for low amount of work
Very boring tasks
My work at this company was as part of a highly skilled and passionate research group. The work was at the cutting edge of biomechanical thinking and was aiming to push the boundaries of medical engineering. I was able to achieve a lot of personal growth and development during my research time here.
I learnt a lot in the lab but there was no structure and very little guidance to the role. My goals felt meaningless and I had no sense of purpose. The workplace culture was generally quite poor, as more senior researchers resented placement students' use of the lab, though my boss was lovely.
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They are a pleasure to work with, The management team and my colleagues are very kind, at long days and events they make sure we are fed. Everyone is very kind and easy to talk to so whoever I present with the days are always fun. The pay is also very good for students.
A typical day at work would be mainly administration duties, meetings and also arranging events with students. Aston University offer the chance to develop new skills by offering a range of training courses in presenting, how to use online systems and also a lot of courses on using MS packages. The workplace is overall friendly and very welcoming therefore it is easy to build working relationships. The most enjoyable part of my job, is as a Student Engagement Assistant, I get to work with students on improving the student experience. This includes assisting academic societies with events, which is enjoyable because you get to see the events come to life whilst putting in the hard work, which is very rewarding. I learnt a lot about time management and also developed written communication as well as my telephone manner.
The typical day at work was started at 9 a.m. University has inconspicuous and attentive management and developed workplace culture. The hardest part of the job is the finding solution in the final computational code. The most enjoyable part of the job was the communication with colleagues.
At my time during the digital marketing team, I learnt the website auditing and was part of creating advertising campaigns for the university. I enjoyed being part of an amazing team where they catered to my development in learning digital marketing even though I had no experience at all. I learnt that being apart of an amazing team helped my growth and confidence during the year.