Glasgow Caledonian University Employee Reviews
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It was fun, everyone was friendly in my work space. I felt at ease all the time and had help from my superiors. Most enjoyable part of the job was to explain the students in 1on1 as they saw you as role model.
Free Taxi's/ lunch on long shifts
hard to get shifts due to high number of students available for the required shift
Having worked there for 28 years on and off. I have noticed a real deterioration in the culture from collegiate to individualistic. The key issue for me was lack of opportunity. Working Part-time casual left you with almost no rights. I had tried to look for opportunities for development but in spite of going above and beyond for the Dept I worked in I always left feeling they felt they were doing me a favour. You had no tenure and almost zero chance of that changing. I did ask to be allowed to undertake a PhD only to be told there was no chance, no funding and you came away feeling in spite of the experience I had that I had less chance than any one off the street. There were some absolutley brilliant colleagues that I worked with over the years. However the management and hierarchy did you absolutely no favours. What a pity they failed comprehensively to understand the nature of the psychological contract.
City Centre Location, Seeing Students progress with their lives and career.
Boom or Bust working hours, Online Marking, lack of respect being shown by Managers
I enjoyed working at Glasgow Caledonian University for the few months I was there and I was looking forward to being asked back to do the same job again, but it was not to be. But I would still be happy to be contacted at a later date if the situation changes.
• Maintain records of contacts, profiles, accounts and progress. • Use of dedicated system software to input information received from customer encounter. • Deliver prepared talks, reading from scripts that describe the institution and its services, in order to persuade potential students to apply to the institution. • Explain the prices, courses taught and other activities within the institution and answer questions from customers. • Telephone or write emails to respond to correspondence from customers and potential clients.
Being a tutor can be challenging, yet very rewarding at times. As everyone is different, there is an essences of flexibility in how you translate your teaching style across to your students.
Intellectually engaging / Good pay / Rewarding to help others learn and grow
Always things to do and not enough time.
Typically I would deal with legal cases from employment disputes to tenancy issues. This would involve liaising with and managing client relationships, and negotiating with opposition solicitors. I also speak to pupils and schools interested in studying law, delivering tailored 'street law' sessions as a result. I work with a team I am responsible for and answer to the Director of the Clinic and the Management Board as a whole, of which I am also a member. The hardest part of this is negotiating and often debating with opposing counsel, but being able to help clients is undoubtedly rewarding.
Lack of Wages