Undergraduate Research Assistant

£23,302 - £23,302

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and academically competent candidate to perform various research and administrative tasks for the development of this study and knowledge exchange.


The successful candidates will support the principal investigator to study Less Popular Sports in the UK by reviewing the literature on sport attrition and performing the collection and analysis of data.


This is a great opportunity to learn, practice and improve research skills, network with the sports industry locally and develop your dissertation.



  • Support the PI with revising the literature on sport attrition and other relevant areas

  • Assist with data collection using quantitative and qualitative methods

  • Conduct interview transcriptions

  • Support with data analysis of qualitative data


Knowledge Exchange

  • Develop the Sports Sample Day’s structure and programme

  • Manage the event’s budget

  • Identify and arrange the proper on-site venues for the variety of sessions and participant transit

  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers

  • Market the event to the intended audience

  • Monitor and evaluate the event’s impact


This position is primarily available for students working towards sport-related and/or psychology degrees, but students from other disciplines will be considered.



  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written form

  • Attention to detail

  • Critical thinking

  • Planning and scheduling

  • Comfortable working independently

  • Ability to maintain quality and safety standards

  • Experience with sports coaching is ideal but not essential


Knowledge Exchange

  • Notable organisational skills and it would be beneficial to have event organisation experience, particularly relating to education

  • Competence in budgeting and using spreadsheets on Excel and Sheets and some understanding of budgeting

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to train local presenters to develop their presentation skills

  • Willingness to make phone calls, emails and other communications with potential partners and potential partners

  • Proven experience being able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time

  • Comfortable working independently when needed, or as part of a team

  • Solid understanding of research techniques


An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant to work on the internally funded pilot study “Identity, Security and Integration of Gurkha migrants in the UK: A social anchoring perspective” at the School of Social Professions and Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will assist for 70 hours (in total) in the internally funded project from March 2024 to June 2024.

The pilot project aims to explore the lives and lived experience of one of the newest migrant groups in Britain, Nepali Gurkhas. In particular, this research helps unfold how Gurkha migrants make sense of their ‘new home’, their own sense of being, connect to different social spaces and access to migrant capitals in a host society/country. The research outputs will involve submission of an external grant proposal and stakeholder engagement workshop.

The Research Assistant would be expected to undertake a range of duties, including the following:

 1.Conduct research

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of specific research activities, as directed;

  • Undertake literature searches on migration, gender and existing institutional structures, strategies, and practices for integration of Gurkha migrants in UK;

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.


2. Presentation of findings


3. University/School profile

  • As appropriate, liaise with relevant internal and external contacts/organisations in related areas of study.



Postgraduate level with experience in gathering relevant information.


  1. Relevant experience

Understanding research processes.

In order to be shortlisted you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications (long list) which meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce a short list.

This role is to support the delivery of focus group and conduct additional tasks related to the DrinksRation project. 

This is a closed advert. 


MSc or above


Experience on conducting focus groups

Experience on academic publishing 

Knowledge and understanding on mobile health

We are looking for people to participate in 1-hour research study interviews exploring the embedding of conversational AI in everyday products. We will begin by introducing you to one such AI-enabled product, giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with it. Afterwards, you'll have a discussion with a researcher about your thoughts on it. You don't need to have experience with AI-enabled products in the past. If you've participated in one of these interviews before then you unfortunately cannot participate again.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday Feb 21st between 10:00 and 17:00. All interviews will take place at Bush House on the Strand campus. Please researve a slot at https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/user/046d2e12860145d69fd18eb2bc8e3db0@kcl.ac.uk/meetingtype/PgO_QGnfuUycCs_e5R61dw2?anonymous&ep=mLinkFromTile before applying.