Education For Sustainable Development RA

Job Description

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to work within a multidisciplinary team across several of King’s faculties, developing teaching material in Education for Sustainability. The project aims to use an existing educational board game, Dilemma, and create bespoke versions of the game for a range of educational modules at King’s. the Dilemma game is a teaching resource for introducing a sustainability angle into any teaching setting, and for initiating a deeper discussion around sustainability and values thinking. As part of the game, participants would answer both fact-based quiz-like questions on topics relevant to environmental, social, and economic sustainability as well as debate value-based dilemmas for which there is no right or wrong answer.



Role Summary



This project will create game cards of both types to be used in seminars across at least five different modules directed towards different student groups, covering a range of subject domains, and integrate sustainability discussion into those.



Main Duties



As a member of the team, the post-holder will be working in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators from several of King’s faculties. They will provide support in the creation of the teaching material, taking ideas and topics generated by the project group of academics and transform them into a form that suits the format of this specific educational game. The post-holder will be responsible for performing a literature review to validate facts that will be used in the game, and then to write proposals for questions, clues, answers, and debating dilemmas with consideration to word limits and graphical layout.




Qualifications

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Skills

Person Specification



Candidates should be motivated, a team-player and be able to work on their own initiative. An understanding of, and an interest in, sustainability is preferable and you should disclose a description of you experience and knowledge in sustainability as part of your application letter. Furthermore, ability to use Excel spreadsheets, good writing skills and an ability to perform a literature review are requirements for the post. The candidate will benefit from the diverse group of highly experiences academics on the project team.



This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 months from June to August. This is a part-time post – 25% full time equivalent. A significant ratio of the work can be performed remotely but there will be a requirement to attend regular meetings at several of King’s campuses, so the post-holder should be based within easy commute of King's campuses. After the completion of the project in August, there is an opportunity for the post holder to continue in a TA role from September and onwards over the coming academics year, and an indication of your interest in doing that should also be stated in the application.



Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to apply, as long as they fulfil the requirements of the post. We are looking forward to your submission, including a personal application letter, CV, and/or module transcripts. Optionally, if you have experience that has specifically developed your knowledge and skills in sustainability, you are welcome to include evidence supporting this in your application.



Note that you will need to have completed a right to work check before you apply for this post.

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Event assistant for an SSPP event on 25 June (Tuesday) in The Exchange, Strand campus. Shift timings are 5-8pm BST.



Duties include checking in guests, helping with the roving mic. 



Event details: 'General Election 2024: Manifestos Under The Microscope'.  



In this event on 25 June polling expert Sophie Stowers (King's Policy Institute) will moderate an expert discussion on the proposed policies in their published manifestos. The panel will seek to answer whether what the parties are proposing is feasible, affordable, or evidence-based. The event will cut through some of the noise of the campaign to provide insights into key policy areas including security, the environment, immigration and the economy.



More: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/general-election-2024-manifestos-under-the-microscope



Qualifications

Students who have not completed the Right to work check will not be considered.



Skills

Preference to SSPP students. Prior event experience is desirable but not essential. 

The KCLWP Pre-16 Team are looking for a group of ambassadors to support at our annual Family Day on Saturday 13th July 2024. The shift time will run from 08:45am-3:30pm. Family day will take place on the Stand Campus.



If you are selected for this shift, there is a compulsory PAID briefing on Friday 12th July from 2:00pm-3:30pm on the Strand Campus. Please do not apply for this shift unless you can attend this complusory PAID breifing. 



We will be expecting around 200 guests for a fun and informative day filled with academic skills sessions, subject workshops, parent talks, free lunch etc.



Ambassadors will be supporting with:




  • - Registering guests on arrival

  • - Directing guests to the right rooms

  • - Supporting with the pupil sessions/workshops

  • - Leading campus tours

  • - Sharing your experience as a student at King's

  • - Setting up and packing down the event and more...

  • Any confident medic ambassors will also be potential used to lead clinical skills workshops.



This will be a fun shift where you will get to work with many of our Scholars and their families. Lunch will be provided for you on the day.



If you are selceted for this shift, you will be sent a Microscoft form to fill out with some additional details.



Please do not apply for this shift if you are unavailable to attend the compulsory PAID briefing on Friday 12th July from 2:00pm-3:30pm on the Strand. Campus.



Qualifications

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Skills

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We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Research Documentation Assistant to support us in documenting our “Inclusion in Experience-Based Learning” project activities. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, completeness, and clarity of all project documentation. This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience in research documentation, project management, and writing for academic audiences.



Key Responsibilities 



   - Assist in the creation, organization, and maintenance of comprehensive project documentation, including research notes, reports, and summaries.



   - Ensure all documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and adheres to the required standards and formats.



   - Collect, organize, and manage qualitative and quantitative data related to the research project.



   - Draft and edit documents such as short reports and blogs.



   - Proofread and format documents to ensure clarity, coherence, and consistency.



   - Work closely with the researcher to understand project goals and requirements.



Qualifications

Undergraduate course completed 



Skills

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with documentation management tools.



- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



- Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in documentation.



- Strong organizational and time management skills.



- Ability to work collaboratively with a research team and independently as needed.

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