Sam B.

Timetabling Assistant
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Sam B.
Management
Management, Information Technology and Language
Undergraduate
Halifax
2007
United Kingdom

My employment

Timetabling Assistant
University of York
United Kingdom
Education
2010
£20000~5000
£20000~5000

Like this profile?

Add this profile to your favourites so you can return to it later from your account.

A day in the life of a Timetabling Assistant in the United Kingdom

What I do

I am responsible for allocating rooms and spaces across the University campus to academic and extra-curricular activities, as well as meetings and other events in the day-to-day running of the University. I help to prepare the timetable - a job that requires collecting data about 30,000 activities across campus and finding them a time and space!

Skills I use and how I developed them

Knowledge of the University and the HE sector.

Extracurricular skills:
As a sabbatical officer for YUSU, I learnt how to deal with the HE sector's many stakeholders and how all parts of universities work together to deliver the student experience.

What I like most

The challenges that constantly have me thinking and using my brain to come up with solutions - ultimately leading to happy customers!

What I like least

Sometimes other areas of the University might make a decision we don't agree with - but we still need to implement it and get it right!

What would I change? I would have returned to the HE sector sooner, as it's an environment I really enjoy working in.

How I found out about the job

Personal contacts

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I hope to progress within the Campus Services and other support roles, with a higher position within the next year and continued promotion in the future.

My advice to students considering work

First - apply early - it's better to leave with an average job than none at all - and you can keep applying for more jobs as you're earning money! Be prepared to be knocked back several times - don't give up because someone great will employ you.

Next steps...

If you like the look of Sam’s profile, the next steps are down to you! You can send Sam a message to find out more about their career journey.

Related profiles

Sam B.
Timetabling Manager
University of York
Management
2007
Hannah D.
Data and Information Officer
University of York
Environment
2005
Matthew B.
Timetabling Officer
University of York
Management
2007
Rachel J.
Employer Liaison
University of York
Management
2013