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Learning and on site experience
Career Centre Intern (Current Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape30 October 2019
I am gaining work place experience and I have amazing people who are constantly supporting me in my journey. I know that I can always learn more and I am open to new experiences and learning on the Job.
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Challenging
Vacation Work Student (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape28 October 2019
Pleasantly rewarding experience. Lots of opportunities to gain and supportive management. It's a diverse community that is not discriminating and welcoming to everyone.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Unpredictable hours
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3,0
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Good work environment
Main Walking Tour Guide (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape5 October 2019
Though my experience of working for the university was fairly short. There is a lot that I was able to learn. Starting from the way in which a person has to conduct themselves professionally with others
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Higher education sector is stressful
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Current Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape29 September 2019
Times and pressures have changed the higher education sector into being quite a difficult space to manage. Changed student demands and very different top management expectations make this sector stressful, but the rewards remain incredible. One gets to research and get paid for that!
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Productive workplace
Tutor (Current Employee) –  Economics and Economic History Department24 September 2019
Facilitating a discussion on work given to the students by the lecturers. It has not only enriched by knowledge of the subject but has allowed me to work with different people and learn different things from them. It has also helped build by confidence. The job is not necessarily difficult per say, it just mostly about finding ways to get the students to participate. The most enjoyable part is definitely the discussions that take place.
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Worthwhile and educative
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape16 September 2019
Typical 'work day'involves; preparing tutorial sessions, weekly lesson reviews and dictation tests., reviewing student areas of struggle, and researching adjunct study methods and tools to assist students in bettering their learning skills.

Excellent way of revising the field of study yourself as well as developing new skills.

Top management is not involved. The HOD is held in charge yet does not involve themselves but often leaves it to the teachers to organize the tutors. This can be very disorganized as the teacher contracts are temporary and teacher change almost yearly. This often disrupts the flow of the department and the students learning can shift each year. This requires some adaptability and communication.

The workplace culture is very supportive and friendly.
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Friendly and supportive workplace environment
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Training and creativity
Research student and tutor (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape22 July 2019
The research culture has brought about dynamism and diversity in the institutional culture which prepares students and researchers for any challenge. It has a lot of leadership programs in which participation in has emphasized the significance of ethics and principle.
Pros
Research diversity
Cons
Isolated town
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good working environment
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape9 July 2019
Rhodes has good work ethics. i enjoy my job as you get to interact with students a lot during field work and oracticals. you learn new things everyday.
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productive
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape23 May 2019
very good working environment colleagues were extremely competent and helpful when required to assist on key tasks and project. great teams with great individuals.
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Productive and harmonious working place
Research Fellow (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape29 April 2019
On 13th May 2016, I went to work with enthusiasm and learnt how to operate NMR Machines. The management and staff at Rhodes are easily accessible. Because of the low student-to-lecturer ratio, you can speak to your lecturers and advisors about any academic issues that you may encounter and make friends easily. Rhodes University is a prestigious institution with rich workers and students life both on campus and in Grahamstown. This ensures that the Rhodes community is tight-knit and that most workers and students here make long-lasting friendships. Rhodes has a distinctive atmosphere that is friendly, easy-going and intellectually engaging. The hardest part of the job is fetching chemicals from the underground store without using an elevator. The most enjoyable part of the job is the isolation of compounds and running you NMR samples. The semi-arid landscape of Rhodes University is captivating, with crystal clear night skies for stargazing. Here, you will find many farm bed-and-breakfasts where you can stay and enjoy the wildlife as well as a picnic.
Pros
Free launches and coffee
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4,0
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Intern Counselling Psychologist (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape27 February 2019
I enjoyed working at Rhodes University Counselling Centre. I grew significantly as a young psychologist in a small amount of time because of the facilitative role that it played.
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One of South Africa's top tertiary institutions
Student (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape4 February 2019
Rhodes University is a good school with skilled lecturing and support staff. However, the environment is not conducive for maintaining good mental and emotional health.
Pros
Good education
Cons
Toxic environment
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Wonderful work envirnoment
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Eastern Cape28 January 2019
The student classes are small and manageable due to the size of the University. The Informations Systems department is also a wonderful place to work under with lecturers providing great assistance and guidance throughout the year on all that is required from tutors.
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Fun and interactive
Tutor (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape22 January 2019
Required me to provide tutoring at a third year university level to mathematical statistics students. Required to pre-prepare, tutor and mark the provided assignments as well as invigilate tests.
Pros
Gain knowledge and experience
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Productive place
Project team member (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape15 January 2019
SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT.entitled Academic readiness of students for higher education: a Rhodes university case study. This research is informed by the renewed interest in education policy and academic support. Moreover, the contestation in finding resonance between sustainability and development amidst an education crisis. Other research interests include the Sociology of Health and Illness, Health Innovation and Design, the Sociology of Sex and Gender, Sociology of Deviance, and the Politics of Knowledge Production specifically relating to the decolonization discourse.
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4,0
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Great Times !!!
Student Tutor (Former Employee) –  south Africa9 December 2018
It was a pleasure working with this team, all the support needed were given to us.
• A first year course which is a pre-requisite for Information Systems course
• Running of the tutorials and helping out students with their practicals
• Assessment and marking of students practicals and their home assignments on a weekly basis
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Wonderful place to work
Part-time lecturer of Applied Mathematics (Former Employee) –  Grahamstown, South Africa3 December 2018
Rhodes University is a leading academic institution, with top researchers and a high academic standard. Rhodes is situated in Grahamstown, a small town full of character and amazing young people.
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A good place to work at, for contract
Tutoring/ assistance teacher (Current Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape7 November 2018
Work ar RU is a high load but it is worth it. You learn a lot from your daily activities, thus it gets exciting at times. Colleagues are very sweet people and very helpful. the environment is very advance in technology. Since it is a smaller community, things move quicker and effective.
Pros
Good team work. Helpful people. Good management
Cons
Long hours
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4,0
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fun and learning new things
Tutor and demonstrator (Current Employee) –  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape29 October 2018
Work is enjoyable and interacting with different people is the best part, having to help them out when they reach out to me. The hardest thing is to get people to work to their best ability towards their school work when they are not interested or tired as the practicals last for a long time.
Pros
Interacting with other students and helping them out
Cons
Having to explain a practical that you just received and did it in first year.
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Accounting 2 Tutor (Current Employee) –  Eastern Cape25 October 2018
Not being prepared for a topic because tutorials were sent very late.

You just need to go with the flow.

Management is about right.

Culture is good.

Tutoring when tutlings are writing a test on the day.

Having the best group.
Pros
Gaining experience
Cons
Tutoring when students are writing a test.
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