Research Support

£37,050 - £37,050

Job Description

Project Support (research) – Student Voice and Representation 



The Educational Projects Team in the Centre for Educational Development is seeking to appoint a project assistant to support research activities on key projects in Queen’s Education and Skills Strategy 2030, which focus on Student Voice and Student Engagement.  These aim to develop frameworks and mechanisms to engage students as partners in key decision-making processes at all levels of the University.  



Working within Centre for Educational Development (in One Elmwood), you will have the opportunity to work closely with Students’ Union, Education and Student Services, and other departments and schools across the University.  



This role is flexible, with a space and equipment made available. As the work is mainly independent, you would be able to work hours at a time that works best for you. We welcome applications from candidates within any subject discipline, however it would be most suitable for someone with an interest in/experience in this area of work.   



Responsibilities to include: 





  • Exploring global higher education practices centring on Student Voice, Student Partnerships, and student engagement.  This shall include, reviewing relevant literature, engaging in broad investigative activities and engaging with internal/external stakeholders as required.  




  • Collaborating with the Educational Project Team, Students’ Union, and Project Leads on Strategic Projects within Education and Skills Strategy 2030. 




  • Produce reports, summaries and other documents as required. 




  • Supporting work on other projects within Education and Skills Strategy 2030 where appropriate. 





 



Interviews expected to take place week beginning 19th March 2024.



There is also potential for contract extension based on business needs.




Qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates within any subject discipline, however it would be most suitable for someone with an interest in/experience in this area of work, and with experience of undertaking research.



Candidate must be a current student at Queen's University Belfast.



Skills

Essential Skills:  





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




  • Proven ability to research effectively on specific topics/themes. 




  • Experience in completing literature reviews on sector-wide themes. 




  • Able to critically analyse and examine information from a range of sources, including literature. 




  • Able to summarise and draw some conclusions from literature and other information sources. 




  • Presenting information in a range of formats, including written reports. 




  • Confident in completing research independently with excellent attention to detail. 




  • Ability to work with others to meet strict deadlines.  




  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. 





 



Desirable Skills: 





  • Demonstrable experience in similar project support work in a related discipline  




  • Evidence of previously published work 




  • Currently completing or hold a post-graduate qualification (MSc or above)  



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This role will involve co-ordination of the initial stages of a Languages mentoring programme, between May and July/August 2024 (12 weeks). The programme will be rolled out in 2024-2025 and will be led by Languages at Queen’s, in collaboration with NICILT. This is a research impact programme, aimed at supporting year 12 students of Languages in schools in NI, primarily through mentoring but also through talks and a taster event at Queen’s, such that those with an interest in taking a language at A level feel confident and empowered to take a positive decision. The mentors will be final-year languages students at Queen’s.



The 12-week internship will involve 140 hours of work, working with staff and students in Languages, and with NICILT, to undertake the following:




  • Coordination of the recruitment of mentors

  • Working with Queen’s to organise Access NI checks

  • Coordination of the recruitment of participating schools

  • Liaising with the selected schools to ensure all paperwork is completed by late June

  • Completing a first draft of the baseline questionnaires for pupils and for teachers

  • Planning the training session for mentors




Qualifications

Criteria



Essential



A completed degree including French, Irish or Spanish.



Ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.



Experience in questionnaire design and basic quantitative analysis.



Experience of working as part of a team (in any field).



Demonstrable organisational skills (in any field).



 



Desirable



An understanding of the CCEA GCSE curriculum in French, Irish or Spanish.



Experience in teaching or tutoring at GCSE or A level.



A period of residence working or studying abroad or in the Gaeltacht.



Experience of working with young people under 18.



Skills

Criteria



Essential



A completed degree including French, Irish or Spanish.



Ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.



Experience in questionnaire design and basic quantitative analysis.



Experience of working as part of a team (in any field).



Demonstrable organisational skills (in any field).



 



Desirable



An understanding of the CCEA GCSE curriculum in French, Irish or Spanish.



Experience in teaching or tutoring at GCSE or A level.



A period of residence working or studying abroad or in the Gaeltacht.



Experience of working with young people under 18.

Research Assistant (8 hours per week for a maximum of 8 weeks)



This part-time role will support an academic literature review project on the impact of digitalization and the use of information technology in the workplace.



Please apply through QWORK.



If you are not already registered, please do so here www.q-work.co.uk/



The closing date for applications is Sunday 14 April 2024 at 5pm




Qualifications

Enrollment in a PhD program at Queen’s Business School.



Skills

We seek applicants who wish to gain first-hand experience conducting a systematic literature review research project.



This part-time role is intended for an individual who is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Queen’s Business School.



Excellent written communication skills and knowledge of systematic literature review are essential. Previous experience in a systematic literature review project is desirable. Please list all your research projects (published or unpublished) on your CV.

Are you intrigued by global perspectives? Do you thrive in collaborative environments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!



We are currently seeking a group of enthusiastic students for a short-term contract to participate in testing and supporting the development of resources and activities for a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Resource Hub.



COIL offers students the chance to collaborate with peers from diverse geographical locations on course-related projects, utilising digital tools to engage in virtual experiences that enrich their learning journey.



Working in collaboration with members of the Education Project Development Team for Strategy 2030, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of online learning and the internationalisation of education. This position presents a unique chance to work closely with our team, contributing to the creation of innovative educational materials that will enhance the learning experiences of students not only at Queen's University but also across the globe.



Key Responsibilities:




  • Participate in testing and providing feedback on course materials and activities for the COIL Resource Hub.

  • Collaborate with staff members to explore and develop online activities aimed at building connections among students from different locations.

  • Contribute ideas and insights to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of COIL resources.



Benefits:




  • Gain valuable experience in educational project development and online learning initiatives.

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of professionals and students.

  • Make a meaningful impact on the internationalisation of education.

  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate student commitments.



If you are excited about the prospect of creating connections across the world through online learning and are eager to contribute to this dynamic project, we want to hear from you!



Time commitment: up to 8 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks. An extension may be possible, depending on project needs.   



To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience.  



Qualifications

Qualifications



We are open to receiving applications from any student at Queens (regardless of subject discipline or level). However, it is vital that the successful candidate complies with the following:




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



Skills

Essential Criteria:




  • Enrolled as a student at Queen's University.

  • Passionate about online learning and global collaboration.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Knowledge and/or experience of using digital tools in education.

  • Interest in shaping the future of education.



Desirable Criteria:




  • Candidates from Education and/or International Studies disciplines

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