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University of Manchester Graduate Teaching Assistant Reviews

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Graduate Teaching Assistant

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  • Some of the Principal Investigators do not spend as much time with their PhD students as they perhaps should (in 5 reviews)

  • Hours worked are quite long, find it hard to concentrate when hours are so long (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant and Postgraduate Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant and Postgraduate Researcher in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant and Postgraduate Researcher in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the hours put in lab demonstration, nice people

    Cons

    A bit laid back, you can be left to your devices in your research sometimes which may not always work to your advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a 9-4 or 5 system for Phd researchers, more people will complete under 3 years.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learnt to be proactive. Flexible working arrangement.

    Cons

    Job security is not guaranted.

    Advice to Management

    be more engaging with staff


  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Manchester as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a great time working as a teaching assistant at the University of Manchester whilst I was completing my degree. The pay was very good and the hours were flexible.

    Cons

    The only disadvantage would possibly be that most positions were not openly advertised to everyone who was qualified for the job inside the University or the specific departments. You would have to follow lecturers to find out about the vacancies.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly create a system whereby the positions are advertised within a department or across relevant departments.


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  5. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay as a PhD student

    Cons

    Sometimes training is not sufficient

    Advice to Management

    Train all PhDs thoroughly on the sessions they are covering