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Job Description

Become a Student Coordinator



We are seeking a PhD student to join Global Skills (GS) team – GS is an exciting initiative now entering its sixth year. The project has been developed to empower undergraduate students to think crtically and creatively about the law, offering skills development opportunities to complement the knowledge they learn as part of the degree programme. GS has been redesigned for the academic year and will focus on the overarching theme of “Law in Arts, Culture and Technnology”. The programme for the year will include workshops, film screenings, panel events and a bookclub. GS requires a coordinator to undertake some of the administrative work involved in the running this project.



 



Responsibilities

This is an evolving role and currently, it is envisaged that the key responsibilities will be the in the following areas:



 



GS events planner



1) Work with GS Director Dr Marisa McVey and GS Technical Director Mr Richard Summerville to develop new and exciting events for GS and help organise planned projects.

 



Point of contact for GS participants



2/ Global Skills participants take part in various events, workshops, and student-led activities. The GS Coordinator will be the first point of contact for participants and will manage the GS platform. Typical duties will involve posting events planners to the GS platform, managing the attendance lists, and answering any queries the participants have.



 



Social media promotion



3/ Attend and promote (through social media) the events that will be run as part of the project. Attendance at every event is not expected but attendance at key events is necessary (usually two events in semester one and two events in semester two).



 



Application Process



Interested applicants should complete the following online form by Friday 11th August at 12pm 



Application forms available at: https://forms.office.com/e/MaVRMVwDJt



 



 



Qualifications

Essential Criteria



Currently involved in postgraduate research within the School and of good academic standing.




  1. Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and to deadlines.

  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relations with colleagues.



PhD candidate working towards PhD not suitable for UG or Masters students



Skills

 



The project will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to get involved in a key strategic role within the Law School. Moreover, the individual will have the freedom to impact how this project develops over the next year.



 



Global Skills has strong support from the Head of School in Law and is viewed by staff as an innovative and exciting initiative and so to be a part of this team will add a valuable skillset to a PhD CV including: student mentoring, administrative experience, workshop organisation, project planning and reviewing student projects.



 



After the completion of 40+ hours of activity students will have the opportunity to submit an application for Researcher Plus Route A or B



http://www.qub.ac.uk/graduate-school/development/researcher-plus/



 



The posts will require a commitment of 2-6 hours per week during the academic year for which the post holder will receive a payment of £10.90 per hour.





 



For any further information required, please contact Dr Marisa McVey (m.mcvey@qub.ac.uk)

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Assessment Support Hub Student Assistant - Job Description



The Assessment Support Hub team are seeking to recruit a Student Assistant to join their team to contribute to this exciting University project.



The Assessment Support Hub (ASH) is a digital site hosted on SharePoint which has been designed as a one-stop shop to provide information for Queen's students on all things assessment. The site is the result of a cross-campus collaborative project which aims to demystify assessment, let students know about services which can help with things like academic writing, wellbeing concerns, etc. and provides support if things aren't going as planned. Students were involved from the beginning, and helped to benchmark what was available at other universities, to co-design the site, and to create its content.



The primary role of the ASH Student Assistant will be to provide effective administrative support to the project leads as the site moves into the next phase of communications and implementation.



The postholder will play a key role in ensuring the student voice is firmly embedded within the ASH and help to design and shape content that promotes how students can be empowered to become healthy learners and make informed decisions around preparing for and engaging with assessment.



Hours may vary throughout the project but will be up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Hours may vary throughout the project. It is anticipated that this post will be available until August 2024 but will be reviewed on the basis of funding.  



The postholder will primarily work Monday to Friday, however occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. The postholder will be based on-campus. Interviews will be held on Thursday 4 July.



 



General Duties:




  1. To carry out administrative tasks including scheduling and planning meetings, developing action lists, and ensuring they are followed-up. To monitor, draft and respond to emails, and coordinate robust file management and version control across shared platforms e.g., Teams sites.

  2. To contribute towards the communication plan for the next phase of implementation for the digital site to include social media, training for staff, student and staff newsletters, digital screens etc.

  3. To contribute towards the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project.

  4. To develop engaging content in relation to the ASH including video content for the site, social media, web-based copy and graphics, intranet material, and project updates to key stakeholders.

  5. Engage with key stakeholders connected to the ongoing development of the ASH, including but not limited to members of the Project Implementation and User Groups, staff and students, and members of Faculties, Schools, and Directorates across the University.    

  6. To act as an ambassador for the University including supporting the ASH project leads and academic and professional staff in service delivery as required.

  7. To undertake all relevant training as required. 

  8. Carry out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the supervisor(s) and provide regular updates to supervisory staff.



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Person Specification 



Applicants must be a registered student at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023 – 2024. 



Please apply with an up-to-date CV and Cover Letter. Applicants are asked to specifically refer to any essential and/or desirable criteria that they meet in their application statements, as the panel will use this information to shortlist and invite candidates to interview. Please provide clear examples, avoid acronyms or jargon that would not be familiar to panel members, outline your specific role, and be as clear as possible as the panel will not make assumptions based on any existing knowledge. 



 



Essential Criteria 




  1. Evidence of completing small, medium, and large tasks, as part of a wider project. Evidence of working as part of a team. 

  2. Evidence of using own initiative to proactively progress goals and objectives, with a problem-solving attitude.  

  3. Demonstrate an understanding about the aims, objectives, and areas of focus of the Assessment Support Hub. 

  4. Demonstrate a strong willingness to enhance the student experience. 

  5. An ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. 

  6. Excellent time management skills, with a flexible attitude and the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure whilst delivering high quality work. 

  7. Effective I.T. skills including evidence of use of packages such as Microsoft Office. 

  8. Motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic. 

  9. Flexible, with a willingness to learn. 



 



Desirable Criteria




  1. Experience of working within a University setting. 

  2. Evidence of designing and building content across a range of platforms including, for example, Virtual Learning Environments, social media, or websites.  

  3. Evidence of presenting in front of small and large audiences.  

  4. Experience of working on marketing/promotional campaigns. 

Audio & Video Editing role



We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented Part-Time Student Podcast Editing Assistant (Audio & Video Editing) to join our team at Queen’s Student Experience Team.  



Are you passionate about storytelling through podcasts and have a keen eye for detail? This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in audio and video production while supporting incoming students. 



In this role, your primary focus will be editing and enhancing our audio recordings to ensure our podcasts deliver a polished and engaging listening experience. However, there may be additional opportunities to utilise your video filming and editing skills as project needs evolve. These podcasts and any potential video content will be published on a designated webpage within our upcoming Pre-Entry Onboarding Resources, ultimately supporting incoming students as they transition into their academic journey at Queen's University Belfast. 



Role responsibilities include: 





  • Podcast Editing (Primary Responsibilities) 







  • Store and organise raw audio recordings securely and in a clear and logical system. 




  • Edit raw audio recordings for our seven, 7-10 minute podcasts, ensuring a polished and engaging listening experience.  




  • Use podcast editing software to create engaging and professional content. 




  • Add music and sound effects from royalty-free sound libraries, and other elements to enhance the audio appeal of the podcasts. 




  • Remove background noise, edit interviews (including removing pauses and filler words), and level audio for consistent volume across speakers. 




  • Identify and resolve any audio quality issues (e.g., clicks, pops). 




  • Incorporate feedback to refine audio content and meet project goals. 




  • Export final podcasts in the required format and specifications. 




  • Ensure that the final podcasts meet the University's branding and project messaging guidelines.  




  • Assist with tasks related to podcast pre-production, such as script editing or transcription (if required). 





 



Video Filming & Editing (Secondary Responsibilities): 





  • Film short video content as assigned, following project guidelines and using provided equipment. 




  • Edit video content using editing software to create engaging and informative pieces. 




  • Collaborate with the project coordinator to ensure video content aligns with project goals and messaging. 





Project Management: 





  • Communicate effectively with the project coordinator and other team members to ensure project goals and deadlines are met. 




  • Maintain organised records of digital content assets, including backups and archives.  





Additional Information:





  • This is a casual work with flexible hours. The total working hours are estimated at 60 hours, spread over the four-week project period. Your actual working hours will depend on the time needed to complete the podcast editing tasks and any additional video editing needs.  




  • Work location will be hybrid with regular on-site check-ins with the project coordinator regarding progress. 




  • Training will be provided regarding the University and the project guidelines.





Qualifications

  • Proficiency in audio editing software (e.g., Audacity, Adobe Audition or similar) 



Skills

Essential Criteria: 





  • Candidate must be a current student at Queen’s University, Belfast. 




  • Demonstrable experience of audio editing content (e.g., podcasts, audiobooks) with a portfolio of previous work. 




  • Demonstrable experience of video editing content (e.g., content for social media) with a portfolio of previous work. 




  • Proficiency in audio editing software (e.g., Audacity, Adobe Audition or similar)  




  • Proficiency in video editing software.  




  • Knowledge and experience in using audio and video recording equipment and accessories. 




  • Strong creative and storytelling skills. 




  • Excellent attention to detail. 




  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. 




  • Ability to work independently (sometimes with minimal supervision) and manage time effectively. 





Desirable Criteria: 





  • Experience of audio and video editing and management of digital assets designed for a public audience. 




  • Familiarity with various content formats (including video and audio) and distribution platforms.  




  • An interest in education. 



Dr Conall Mallory is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work to record voting patterns of judges in decisions handed down by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. While knowledge and understanding of the European human rights system would be an advantage, it is not required for this project.



The successful candidate will assist in populating a Microsoft excel spreadsheet which identifies how votes were made in judicial decisions across a 25-year period.



Further enquiries about the position may be directed to c.mallory@qub.ac.uk  



The successful candidate will receive a contract for 25 hours of research assistance (If you are funded and only working 6 per hours per week as per Terms and Conditions). The research hours will ideally be allocated as follows:  25 hours at £16.60 rate per hour



How to apply



If you are interested, please send your CV (max 2 pages) + covering /motivational statement (max 1 page) to c.mallory@qub.ac.uk by specifying “Application for the Research Assistant position” in the subject line.



 



Deadline: 12 noon on Monday 20th May



Qualifications

would suit undergraduate student or pgt student in LAW only



Skills

microsoft excel ability to create and input into spreadsheet

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