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2x Student Research Assistant Posts

The Inclusive Education Working Group in PAIS is seeking to appoint 2 Student Research Assistants to support the work towards the department’s Inclusive Education Plan. These roles are based on the usual PAIS Student Research Assistant roles. As such, students in this role will work within the department for (up to) 6 hours per week for (up to) 20 weeks (although in practice we are flexible in terms of hours worked, as long as it does not exceed 120 hours in total). The hourly pay rate is £10.90 plus £1.32 holiday pay.

The role will involve assisting members of the Inclusive Education Working Group do scoping research on the inclusive education gaps within the department and possible actions to address them with the aim to produce a position paper co-authored by staff and students. As this work is likely to involve the handling of confidential information, applicants should have (or will be willing to develop) a good understanding of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). General Responsibilities will include assisting in research such as reviewing reports and documents, administrative tasks such as typing up notes or data entry, and contributing to the co-authored report.

Applications are particularly encouraged from groups that are presently under-represented in PAIS, including individuals who identify as Black, Asian and other under-represented ethnicities, women, those with disabilities, those who identify as LGBTQUA+, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

All appointments will be subject to a probationary period of 4 working weeks.

Person specification:

Essential Criteria:

  • Current undergraduate finalist or postgraduate student in PAIS
  • Ability to work independently and accurately to meet deadlines
  • Ability to apply research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis
  • Experience of working with standard software packages for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation slides
  • A demonstrable commitment to principles of equality and diversity
  • High level of comprehension and the ability to extract relevant information
  • Ability to communicate project progress effectively to project leader, ask for feedback, and implement instructions

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience of preparing reports to a high standard
  • Awareness of matters of inclusion in higher education

Apply by submitting your CV and a short cover letter (max 1 page) to: Karoline Schneider, Departmental Administrator (Teaching & Learning)

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2023, 12 noon

Mon 13 Feb 2023, 16:04 | Tags: Staff PhD Postgraduate Undergraduate