Undergraduate Researcher in Cardiff, Cardiff
Always learning and an enjoyable atmosphere. I was part of a research group where I was supervised by a PhD throughout my time, they directed me and taught me how research was conducted
Systems Engineer in Cardiff, Cardiff
Great place to work
Cardiff University has a really good work-life balance. The pay and benefits are great and they are always very proactive when it comes to employee well-being.
Research Associate in Cardiff, Cardiff
I am lucky that I end up in a research team with a really good manager, we have a small team of students, postdocs and technician with friendly and collaborative atmosphere. I have my own project, but I am able to participate in other projects too. It is hard work but enjoyable. The worst part of it is the uncertain about your future. There is almost impossible, if there is any opportunity, to have a permanent position.
Senior Wellbeing Champion in 51 Park Place, Student Support and Wellbeing Services
Casual and full of opportunity
The day would involve setting up a stall for an event, engaging university students and writing feedback forms about how successful we were. My organisation skills were significantly enhanced because a job as a senior wellbeing champion required organising a team of volunteers, making sure they were in the right place at the right time. Furthermore, I developed my project management skills as I was responsible for coming up with a new idea, motivating my team to get involved and co-ordinating the overall running of certain events.
The management structure was excellent and my employers were very understanding and flexible, providing opportunities to develop new ideas and get involved in a number of different events. In turn, this created a very positive and relaxed workplace culture.
The hardest part of the job was finding effective ways to engage students that helped market the wellbeing services in a way that wasn't off putting.
The most enjoyable part of the job was engaging with lots of different people and getting involved in a number of events and activities that really helped broaden my skill set for the workplace.
Placement in Cardiff, Cardiff
Managment only interested in themselves. No thought to staff. Got furloughed without pay, and they had no interest in my situation after that. Poor management.