Research Assistant

Job Description

Climate litigation is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, placing courts as essential players in climate governance to advance and protect human rights. Climate litigation in the Global South, in particular, is an essential tool to address heightened vulnerability and protect human rights. Given this growing trend, since 2021 the GNHRE project, "Climate Litigation in the Global South", has been collaborating with scholars from the Global South and beyond to produce novel research that amplifies Global South perspectives and experiences of climate action in the courts. The project team is currently developing an edited volume to be published by Routledge titled Climate Litigation and Vulnerabilities: Global South Perspectives, featuring contributions on litigation strategy, indigenous peoples’ struggles for climate justice, and women and children as vulnerable groups. The contributions are primarily by emerging scholars from the Global South. The first draft manuscript is due for submission at the end of June 2024. As such, most chapters are currently being finalised following internal review or undergoing external anonymous peer review.



 



A research assistant is required to work with the project leaders from 1 April until 31 December 2024 on the following tasks:




  • Supporting the peer review process, including engaging with reviewers and authors, ensuring a peer-review tracking sheet is maintained and updated, etc.;

  • Indexing (reviewing chapters and compiling and index of relevant words);

  • Proof-reading chapters and ensuring compliance with OSCOLA style and Routledge’s formatting and style requirements;

  • Assisting with the preparation of an annotated bibliography to support research related to the project;

  • Proof-reading the full manuscript once page-proofs are prepared by the publisher;

  • Assisting with arrangements for events planned in July and October 2024.



Qualifications

An LLM in Environmental Law, comparative study and knowledge of climate litigation in various jurisdictions will be an advantage;



Skills

Editorial experience



Experience of OSCOLA’s referencing style



Strong communication skills



Ability to comprehend complex situations quickly and provide creative solutions where appropriate



Ability to balance competing priorities under pressure of deadlines and workload



Experience of project, or event planning and implementation

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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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