Note taker / support worker in University of Warwick
Best suited to students. Unreliable hours. Can be lonely, thankless workGreat job for students already living on campus and attending the University. Attend some extra lectures and get paid. Flexibility to decline hours if required. Choose your hours from what is available/ emailed to you. Sometimes there is no work. Terms 1 + 2 are usually busiest periods with the most available hours. Note taking is main aspect of the role. Can be challenging, requires a lot of concentration, fast and accurate writing. Depends largely on the subject area and the Lecturer. Good for those interested in learning and attending lots of University lectures.As a part time job for non-University students it is an unreliable/ unstable form of income. Wages only paid for the hours that you attend the lecture/ support the student (often 1 hour lectures) and any additional time for typing up notes (if requested) Hours are not guaranteed and may be spread out/ sporadic. Need to consider travel time and cost of parking (temp staff can get monthly parking permit) vs. hourly rate of pay for lecture only (do they cancel each other out?!) Doing many hours of this type of work, can be very mentally tiring due to concentration and speed of note-taking required. Can be a very lonely/ thankless job. Often no contact/ response from students you are supporting with note taking. In some cases you might never meet/ know who they are. Students do not always wish to be identified as requiring support. No contact with other support workers/ note-takers. Management team/ coordinators very responsive/ friendly and understanding however contact limited to mostly via email only.