Student Assistant

Job Description

Queen’s University Student Experience Team requires up to three International Student Guides to play a leading role in the planning and delivery of a truly exceptional and enriching international student experience.

These posts are available from an anticipated start date of week beginning Monday 28 August, working up to a maximum of 12 hours per week to support the planning and delivery of the Pre-Semester Engagement Programme and International Student arrival.

Thereafter, hours will vary per week, on average between 8-10 hours per week.



  • To be an open and welcoming initial key point of contact for international students, providing answers to common student queries, and to promote the supports offered within One Elmwood Student Centre;  

  • To facilitate regular student drop-in clinics (both in-person and virtually), which are tailored to a range of practical and administrative queries across the student journey, for example, registering with healthcare providers, opening a bank account, building connections etc. (full training will be given);

  • Assisting with campus duties associated with the Pre-Semester Engagement Programme, orientation, and supporting students with settling in through informal advice and guidance,  

  • The planning, promotion, delivery and evaluation of ongoing International Student-led events to support student interaction and experience;

  • Through provision of training, the ability to work alongside Student Experience Team colleagues to facilitate the response to initial support queries. This may be particularly helpful where language skills present barriers to navigating and accessing support; 

  • Familiarisation of and signposting key university support services including in-course support, in-sessional English language skills courses, Immigration Student Support, disability, wellbeing, Learning Development Service and Graduate School, accommodation, Queen’s Sport, the Students’ Union, Student Finance, and Careers, Employability & Skills;  

  • Work alongside the Immigration Student Support Office; International Office, Student Recruitment Hubs, Faculties, Schools, and Directorates to promote a proactive and visible point of contact for international students; 

  • To provide an excellent customer service experience to new and returning students; 

  • To act as an Ambassador for the University at all times when undertaking the duties of the post; 

  • Proactive monitoring of key issues and trends facing international students, with meaningful and effective events designed around student insight and engagement; data entry to shared spreadsheets / issues log to provide to supervisors within the Service; 

  • Assisting with the creation of informed promotional content to highlight events, website and social media;

  • To assist with social media and website promotion, with input from the Service’s Marketing and Communications Office;

  • Assisting with other projects throughout the academic year that help students settle into University life and learn more about the services & support available to them 

  • Carry out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the Supervisor.  


Question 2: Please outline your student number, current course, year, and level of study (example: 40123456, Level 2, Undergraduate, BSc Biological Sciences).


Within the Cover Letter please explicitly answer the following questions. Please pay particular regard to the Essential and Desirable Criteria. The Shortlisting panel use these criteria to determine your eligibility. It is therefore essential that you provide sufficient evidence of how you meet the criteria.

Suggested word limits have been included to offer guidance on a suitable length. Please note these are suggestions, and not concrete deadlines.

Question 1: Please confirm that you are an international student (a Student Visa holder).

Question 3: Events: What experience and/or knowledge do you have in working as part of a group to deliver an event (examples: clubs and societies events, social gatherings, school events). (Suggested word limit: 100-200 words) 

Question 4: Promotion tactics: Please describe what experience do you have of coordinating social media accounts, or content used to promote events and initiatives? e.g. websites, posters, event promotion (Suggested word limit: 100-200 words) 

Question 5: Ambassadorial duties: Please outline what experience you have of performing ambassador duties, representing an organisation or service, or communicating with peers on a personal or individual, communicating shared experiences basis (Suggested word limit: 100-200 words) 

Question 6: Please outline your current plans for travelling to Belfast ahead of the 2023-24 academic year. What date do you plan to arrive in Belfast? (The responses to this question will not be used for shortlisting purposes, but will help to give the panel a sense of how the successful applicants will be able to perform duties within the first few weeks. *Please do not change or alter any travel plans throughout any stage of this recruitment exercise.*) (Suggested word limit: 1-2 sentences). 


Essential Criteria

  1. Registered students at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023-24 and for the full period that these posts are available, otherwise the application will not be considered. (Please note, eligibility restrictions apply to PhD/MPhil applicants based on date of first registration as an undifferentiated research student, as per our code of practice and University Regulations associated with PGR students, in the first instance).

  2. At least three months experience of undertaking a role requiring customer service skills or experience of delivering talks, workshops etc.;

  3. Experience of managing and delivering a project

  4. Experience of organising and/or promoting events/activities

  5. Experience using MS Office packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  6. Experience of using Social Media

  7. Experience of working within a team

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience of working within a University setting

  2. Experience of updating websites

  3. Experience of managing a budget

  4. Experience of working on marketing/promotional campaigns

  5. Experience of designing publications/promotional materials

  6. Experience of undertaking tours or presenting to groups of people

  7. At least one month’s experience of undertaking office based administration e.g. answering telephone, email enquiries, photocopying



Campus Food and Drink are looking for numerous kitchen porters to join the team on an ongoing basis. This role is for a casual position with hours and shifts dependant on business requirements. This will inculde weekly shifts during both day time and evening hours. No hours will be guarnteed. 


  • Keep all kitchen work surfaces and back of house areas (counters, sinks, stoves, walls) clean and sanitized

  • Sweep and mop floors at the beginning and ending of shifts

  • Be ready to clean up spills to avoid hindering operations

  • Wash cookware, utensils and cutlery fast to keep them in rotation

  • Take out the garbage


  • Good organizational skills

  • The ability to work unsupervised in a busy environment

  • Patience and cool-headedness


  • Previous experience working as a kitchen porter is desirable but not essential.

  • Previous experience working in a kitchen environment is desirable but not essential.

We are looking to hire an Events Manager to deliver a range of events throughout the academic year 2023/24. This will include book launches, Education & Society Dialogues, and other panel discussion events.

You will be responsible for the logistics and general management of the events, which will require liaising with various teams from across King’s (eg catering, AV, venues), with the aim of ensuring a smooth event attendee experience. You will also work closely with the School Communications Officer to maximise event attendance.


  • Liaising with King’s Venues to secure spaces and reviewing the booking contracts. 

  • Liaising with King’s AV for audio and video requirements. 

  • Agreeing and ordering catering through King’s Venues. 

  • Drafting the website and Eventbrite listing. 

  • Hiring and briefing student ambassadors. 

  • Creating slidedecks for use at the event.

  • Preparing sign-in sheets, and liaising with King’s Security team with regard to registration list. 

  • Emailing attendees the details of the event and an evaluation form post-event, and analysing the results. 

  • Attending the event, briefing speakers, liaising with catering and AV. 

  • Carrying out risk assessments.




Ideally you will be a confident self-starter, able to work independently and to effectively liaise with other departments. You will also need to be comfortable working with senior managers.

  • Significant experience of events planning and administration (must have organised three events or more).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail with the proven ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Proven time management and organisational skills.

  • A proven ability to use initiative and work well under pressure.

KBS Student Event Assistants required for the QCGBF Conference at Bush House, 5-6 July 2022

Conference Duties will include:

  • Meet and Greet of attendees

  • Assisting with registrations

  • Handing out lanyards and programs

  • Setting up KBS banners/KBS branding

  • AV/Tech assistance incl. uploading slide presentations, mic duties...

  • Stewarding duties 


QCGBF Conference: 5-6 July

Student Event Assistant x 6

08.00-19.00 (Tues 5 July)

08.00-19.00 (Wed 6 July)




Previous Events experience desirable but all applications welcome