Research Assistant

Job Description

We are seeking a research assistant to provide support for a workshop to be held at KCL on the 17th and 18th of June. The workshop will bring together academics interested in the use and design of serious games, playful systems and interactive simulations in teaching and research.



The successful candidate  will be expected to




  • Compile a literature review based on an annotated bibliography provided by participants ahead of the workshop

  • Attend the workshop on 17th and 18th of June, participating and making notes

  • Assist with compiling notes and materials for any post-workshop publications



The role will amount to 25 hours' work in total. If you have any questions, please direct them to Dr. Rob Gallagher via robert.1.gallagher@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

BA required. This post would suit current MA or PhD students



Skills

  • Experience of conducting literature reviews, identifying key topics, arguments and themes in a body of academic articles

  • Some knowledge of or interest in gamification, information systems and design, creative, computational and/or participatory methods  

  • Knowledge of relevant methods and perspectives in geography, social sciences, arts and humanities, game studies and/or digital culture and the digital humanities an advantage

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The Arts Cluster Business Operations Team is seeking to appoint a music student as a Music Intern; this position would be most appropriate for an undergraduate student currently in their second year of the BMus degree. Your job will be to audit all the Music Department rooms on a weekly basis during term time to make sure all equipment is in its correct place and in full working order; to check the AV and IT in each teaching room is working properly at the beginning of each semester; and to be available to support the smooth running of performance examinations during the May examination period. The Music Intern may also be asked to assist with the induction of new Performance teachers in Semester 1. Depending on task, you will report to the Arts Cluster Business Operations Manager, and Performance staff in the Department of Music.



This is a part time post (4 hours per week, with an additional 3 hours per day during the period of Performance recitals, and 2 hours per semester for AV/IT checks), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 15 December 2024 



Qualifications

A first degree in a relevant subject area



Skills

Essential criteria



1.         Ability to work responsibly, efficiently and in a time-sensitive fashion both independently, and as part of a team



2.         Basic knowledge of the correct and safe functioning of musical instruments, especially grand, upright, and digital pianos, portable recording equipment, and other music accessories such as music stands and microphones



3.         The ability to move and resite moderately heavy furniture safely



4.         Accurate sense of musical pitch



5.         Ability to compile and retain up-to-date and accurate records, and to communicate these in a timely and accurate fashion



6.         Basic skills in MS Office, including Excel, Outlook & Sharepoint

 



Desirable criteria



1.         A second-year undergraduate BMus student



2.         Familiarity with music department rooms and their customary use

Review and give feedback on an online course that aims to build empathy and understanding about neurodiversity whilst working and learning in HE. The course is based on KEATS (Moodle) using H5P content.



This review should be done individually using the following instructions and feedback is written down (with screen shots) and collated into a word document;



When reviewing the introduction and student focussed section please




  • Read all the content for spelling and grammar issues.

  • Flag if any sentence(s) do not make sense after 1 re-read.

  • Click on all links to ensure they take the reader to the relevant site/location.

  • Were all the sections clearly explained? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)

  • Were the learning activities useful/engaging? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)

  • Did the course cover interesting introductory topics? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)



If you find any issues, please take a screen shot and highlight the issue(s) you experienced.



Please note when reviewing the content:




  • How long it took you to complete the introduction section?

  • How long it took you to complete the student focussed section?



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

You need to be a current UG student.

Review and give feedback on an online course that aims to build empathy and understanding about neurodiversity whilst working and learning in HE. The course is based on KEATS (Moodle) using H5P content.



This review should be done individually using the following instructions and feedback is written down (with screen shots) and collated into a word document;



When reviewing the introduction and student focussed section please




  • Read all the content for spelling and grammar issues.

  • Flag if any sentence(s) do not make sense after 1 re-read.

  • Click on all links to ensure they take the reader to the relevant site/location.

  • Were all the sections clearly explained? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)

  • Were the learning activities useful/engaging? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)

  • Did the course cover interesting introductory topics? (Give a rating between 1 and 5, where 1 not well explained and 5 very well explained)



If you find any issues, please take a screen shot and highlight the issue(s) you experienced.



Please note when reviewing the content:




  • How long it took you to complete the introduction section?

  • How long it took you to complete the student focussed section?



Qualifications

UG degree.



Skills

You need to be a current post graduate student in UK HE.



This can be PGT, MRes or PGR.

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