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University of Manchester Teaching Assistant Reviews

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  • No cons to share, was a very pleasant work environment (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good place to teach"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, good management team

    Cons

    Do no have anything to say


  2. "Average"

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    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Manchester as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-paid, very easy work with guaranteed hours. Good introduction to teaching if thats what you want to go into after postgrad study.

    Cons

    Poorly organised by the admin staff. Academics are very unreliable line managers and appalling at basic things such as providing class materials or signing off timesheets. Hours can get cancelled or hugely increased at the whim of a lazy academic.

    Advice to Management

    Organise this better and force the academic staff to either behave respectfully to their assistants or not to ask for any in the first place.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England

    I have been working at University of Manchester (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organised, motivating and open for new ideas and research

    Cons

    Very competitive, Teaching is second priority after research


  8. "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


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, is the number one pro.

    Cons

    Teaching assitants are underpaid and overworked

    Advice to Management

    Incease the pay of assitants