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Worked for 4 years as a research assistant. Friendly environment, great colleagues and supervisors. Didn't have to deal with HR too much at the time so cannot comment on that aspect
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Initially great to work there

I had a brilliant Line Manager and team that I managed. It was a great role and a super place to work. That all changed when the Head of Function retired. Now many staff are unhappy and demotivated due to new incumbent at Head of the chain. Lots of left and it's a very different place to work, especially Estates & Facilities.
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Enjoyable experience as a student ambassador interacting with perspective students and their families to encourage them as to why Reading was the perfect choice for them


Good pay, flexible work


Working lunch
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A great job for students. Very valuable as you learn more about recruiting new students and develop various skills. It was also great to represent the university.
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Fun workplace and useful experience

I undertook a research assistant role at the University of Reading for my placement. It was based in the nutritional labs within their Psychology building and the research was looking into the affects of grapeseed extract on cognitive performance, both acute and chronic affects were analysed. The roles I undertook involved: researching food flavonoid levels and recording data into spreadsheets, marking raw data on a word memory task (RAVLT) and checking raw data on the other tasks to test performance, making lunch for participants, taking lead on organising participants and ensuring they understood all aspects of the experiment, helping other researchers by taking the blood pressures of participants and setting up their experiment apparatus. Completing a 3-month work placement, with over 80 hours of work, within the University as a research assistant developed my assisting and data handling skills. I found these increasingly developed skills were very helpful before running my own dissertation project, it gave me a good amount of time to collect raw data and see the conversion between complete raw data to usable data, ready and prepared for analysis. Handling data throughout university has been a massive learning curve for me as previously I had very little experience within the psychological field of research and handling data of any sort overall. I believe this intense and rewarding experience through University of handling specific and general data can be transferred across many differing types of data, as the skills of organisation, accuracy and consistency have all been - 
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Φιλικό και παραγωγικό περιβάλλον με ευκαιρίες ανέλιξης

Ευχάριστο περιβάλλον, βοηθητικοί συνάδελφοι, επαγγελματισμός, χώρος για πρωτοβουλίες και ευκαιρίες ανελιξης, καλός μισθός.
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Productive and fun work place

The people mentoring me in the workplace were positive and encouraging and helped me further my skills within the work environment. I thoroughly enjoyed working here.
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Great campus and relaxed atmosphere.

Higher management don't recognise IT and support functions. Money is spent on student expectations only. Very limited progression opportunities. Lovely campus. Flexible hours.
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Lovely Place to work

Being a student ambassador was an amazing experience. the people are lovely and the job is flexible to fit in with your studies. I would recommend this job to anyone.
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Great Uni Job

Part-time job while studying at University. Worked well around my studies, paid well for the work I did. Provided support to potential students so all was interesting.
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Productive and fun work

It was amazing experience because I meet new people I can speak about Law with the future students and to promote my amazing University. We were great team,helping people to get to know the University of Reading and us.
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Fun and engaging work.

I got the job of digital content ambassador through the uni's campus jobs programme. It was a great experience which allowed me to write and create content for the universities media streams.
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Excellent place to work!

Worked at SportsPark, was great fun. Excellent team and management. Well organised 3 week shift pattern. Everyone is friendly and there is no stress during the job. Would highly recommend! Also a very good salary for what you do. University is well run for booking holidays etc.


Fun, salary, organised, management


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productive work place with highly effcient team mates

a typical day at work may come with its challenges, yet the ability to focus on the team's goal and the support of your team mates would encourage you


Holiday pay and not too demanding


if you are passionate about what you do, you can hardly find a con
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Enjoyable part time work whilst completing my degree

This was only a part time job whilst I was studying as a student. The job consisted of call periods where we were expected to call prospective students and provide information about the university.
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É uma otima universidade a se trabalhar, aberta a novas estudantes e prospera na area de ciencia animal e agronomia.
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It has a lot of facitlity.

the people in university of reading are very friendly. My relationship with my supervisor is amazing. i had good team relationship with my co workers.


reduction with bus pass/25 days holidays/sick pay
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Excellent workplace

A friendly enviroment filled with helpful people. excellent salary and loads of jobs available for students offering flexibility and amazing experience.


fridnly good wages


long hours
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The work ethos and office culture is excellent. All staff are professional and polite and friendly. One drawback is staff have to pay for parking however it is a small cost and university-wide so applies to all.
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pay below average

Very nice enviroment very safty concous funding for ancillary very tight more contacors used every year my manager however is excellant accomadation is very expensie
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Good laboratory experience

The laboratory is well maintained and the research being carried out is interesting and relevant. Supervisor was very helpful and understanding without being overbearing.
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4.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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