University of Strathclyde
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Good place to work, students can require a lot of assistance or some little to none, shift times are standard and overall good workplace environment.




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Productive place to work at. Very knowledgeable and supportive staff

Great work environment. Truly teaches you how the research is done. Best place.Labs are well-equipped and accessible. Very effective booking system in place.
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A productive and exciting place to work

Working at Strathclyde is very enjoyable as the pace of work is fast, people that I came across tended to be open-minded, hard-working, and productive. Working here is challenging as the pace of work at certain times of the year can be almost too fast but I always feel challenged and motivated to do well. Staff are friendly and supportive and the university has fantastic courses available for staff. Would recommend working here highly.
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Friendly Environment

Many jobs available depending on the time of year and what is available, but the staff are all lovely and there is easy accessibility to tea and coffee. Some jobs can be quick paced or long hours of standing to guide people but definitely worth the pay.


Free tea/coffee, friendly colleagues


Can spend a long time standing depending on the job
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academia is fun but fraught with funding issues!

If you have an inquestive mind and love to solve problems, academia is for you. However, you have to accept that funding is key and be prepared to chase money and adapt your research skills and knowledge to accommodate for the availability of funding in order to stay in employment...It can be stressful!!!




short term contracts
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Great employers for students

As a Student Ambassador, the hours are flexible around you and it's only when required. The only thing is that it's not a steady income so if you're looking for a reliable income I wouldn't recommend being a Student Ambassador. However, if it's just for a little bit of extra cash here and there, then I would say that's perfect!
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not for those who wish to advance

ok but dont expect miracles, very limited advancement options, management use the department as their own personal police force and enjoy having the staff below them at loggerheads
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Great work experience for students

Telethon calling provided a lot of really interesting information into options available after graduating from Strathclyde. Speaking to alumni helped greatly in discovering options and greatly helped improve my interpersonal skills
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Not for me

This place is just not. good luck to who ever is applying to a job there. I just don't want to say more than that. peace and thank you very much .
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Stepping stone to other opportune academic positions.

I thought one second year module, assessed the performance of the cohort and submitted marks to the relevant Department. I was writing up my PhD thesis at the moment and needed financial support to meet the basic needs of my family. My student allowance has depleted and I had to take any role that can support basic subsistence needs to my family. I was very thankful to the University for availing the amount to help me through the PhD Process.
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Great lecturers & productives

The course "Civil & Environmental Engineering" was very interesting and increased my desire to learn about the essential structural component to infastruture. This was done through the well qualified lecturers who were well versed in the subjects and were able to deliver these lectuers a fun and productive way
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good place to work

I worked here for 2 years on a fixed term contract as a maintenance joiner good work colleagues ,staff and management always willing to help if required great facilities good place to work .
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Challenging, Busy with a good dose of humour required

Working at Strathclyde can never be described by a typical day. No day is the same. As processes are complex it can be challenging to meet deadlines. However with the help of all colleagues (academic and administrative) we get the job done. The most enjoyable part is when you see the fruits of your labour ... the students succeeding!
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Excellent university

I have been an exchange master student in Strathclyde and find the education and people here is very nice. I thus decide to continue my PhD study in Strathclyde.
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rewarding if management cares to stay engaged!

a very busy and demanding workplace at times, although rewarding and you can leave at 5pm feeling accomplished. Management are full of empty promises for advancement, and have problems with favouritism. Difficult to rise through the payscales unless you have lots of friends in the right places. Holiday allowance is ok, not the best or worst. atmosphere can be either warm and friendly or cold and awkward depending on which department you work for.


rewarding, ok holliday


favouritism, stressful at times, bad atmosphere, lack of advancement
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Fun Workplace, Great Support

I loved working for my university and I would recommend my position in particular to any new students. They are very respectful about your university work and under stand that comes first.
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Fun work environment

I love project search, i would totally recommend The employability Programme to people who may have a kid with additional needs kids, totally fun and Staff are friendly.


Variety of placements


long hours - if your willing to get a job
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Robotics, Systems and Control Teaching Assistant at University of Strathclyde October 2015 - December 2017(2 years 3 month) Responsibilities include managing more than 200 students and introducing them to: • Concepts of robotic systems, as well as helping to visualise and analyse how kinematics work in the real world. • Examine various types of sensors and path planning methods. • Various types of control systems and exercises to control advanced systems. PhD Researcher at University of Strathclyde October 2013 - October 2017(4 years) The PhD requires Research Management, Personal Effectiveness, Networking, and Teamworking Skills. Objectives of the project are: • Automatic segmentation of human heart left ventricle after heart attack from Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI). • Detection and quantification of viable tissues from segmented MRI. • 3D visualisation of human heart viable tissues by using long and short axis of Magnetic Resonance Images. Instrumentation and microcontrollers Teaching Assistant at Strathclyde October 2013 - October 2015 (2 years) Position requires competence in physics, electrical circuits, mechanical principles, and programming in C. Responsibilities include: • Introducing students to microcontroller programming and interfacing. • Demonstrating engineering design as applied to instrumentation systems and control engineering. Digital Signal Processing Teaching Assistant at University of Strathclyde October 2013 - October 2015 (2 years) Responsibilities included: Tutoring and support of MSc and Final Year Undergraduate students - 
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productive and fun workplace

This job allows the opportunity to socialise with a lot of people, it is not the hardest of jobs but requires you to be on call from 5pm - 5am. the management is really helpful and understanding.
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Enjoyable place to work

Days are nice and busy with work being offered help with. Learnt finer points of using instruments I had already used. The management was good, always there to provide support. The culture was good overall as the pHds who supported me were a great help. The hardest part was learning things different about the work. The most enjoyable part was using the equipment and seeing the results.
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Good voluntary experience

A good friendly environment to work in and a good opportunity for those looking for some voluntary work in the analytical sciences field.I enjoyed working here voluntarily but if paid would have continued within the company seeking promotion.
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Based on 78 reviews

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4.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 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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