I have been working at University of Manchester part-time (More than 3 years)
The university has great part-time opportunities for current students that fit around your schedule. You can choose from a variety of work such as tour leading, mentoring, packaging and posting, or managing the reception. You could also try out the Students' union roles such as bartending. Overall there are plenty of opportunities and you will get by just fine provided you are willing.
An additional benefit of choosing the student ambassador work is that the community is quite friendly. Imagine a group of 500 students working together to set up and run an open day, everyone is as energetic as you and you have good fun.
The only down-side of working in this role is that you may not get work all the time. Unlike other part-time jobs where you can set out certain time of the day to work, the student ambassador work is highly varied. One has to apply to each opportunity individually, and there is no guarantee that you will get it. Although, I have been able to get work more often than not.
Variety of roles to work for which expands your work experience. There is a lot of flexibility around the job too.
It can be competitive to get tasks, and there aren't always jobs to do when you are available for work. There is not a regular stream of income
Advice to Management
Keep up the great work. Try to give opportunities to all the ambassadors rather than just the experienced ones. All the best.
provides opportunity to learn, with opportunity to take on different roles either leading or as part of a team.
great learning experience
not enough working hours for someone who wants to work more hours to earn more.
no benefits whatsoever and you are limited to just a few roles
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I worked at University of Manchester part-time (Less than a year)
I was provided with loads of opportunities to work on different projects and campaigns. All the staffs were very friendly and supportive when I have questions from work. I've learnt many transferable soft skills that I can't learn from class rooms.
I can't think of any cons of my work at Manchester. Even the pay was good.
Advice to Management
Culture was great. You control your own work-life balance.
You only need to wear student ambassador hoodies when you are working outside meeting people directly. When I worked on other back-office roles, I could wear what I like
I worked at University of Manchester part-time (More than a year)
Great opportunity to earn money as a student
Staff and students value you within the role
Great pay and training
The work is seasonal and mostly based around welcome and orientation weeks
Potential for lots of time spent outside, especially on open days when manchester rain isn't welcome!
I have been working at University of Manchester as an intern (Less than a year)
Friendly staff. Good pay. Events of all types.
There aren't any promotions or that many jobs available for ambassadors.
I have been working at University of Manchester part-time (Less than a year)
Incredibly flexible hours, competitive rate of pay, a 'customer' facing job which gives a feeling of satisfaction when you have helped to give people access to vital information that could shape the rest of their future.
The only real con to the job is that the University are not obliged to give you any hours and if you have a requirement for a lot of hours, this would not be suitable. On the other hand, if like me you need flexibility, this is a pro because you don't have to work at all if you don't want to work any shifts.
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