Research Assistant

Job Description

Research assistance on public international law as well as help relating to events of the Shell Lectureship


LL.B. Or equivalent, word, excel


Knowledge in public international law, e.g. general PIL and trade


Creating video content for Welcome in Arts and Hums.





King’s Business School is recruiting up to 5 King’s Business School students for the 2024/25 academic term to be KBS Peer Career Coaches.  Trained and supported by the KBS Career & Executive Coaches, this team will help create and  deliver professional and personal development activities to their peers, including business skills development, exploring potential sectors and role, undertaking work-related learning opportunities and general career and application support for students at the business school.

Boost your Employability with Essential Business and Leadership Skills

  • Paid work experience you can feature in your CV and LinkedIn profile.

  • Co-creating engaging digital content, student communications and event coordination. 

  • Boosting your cultural agility while building a sense of belonging and inclusion at King’s Business School.

  • Develop communication and presentation skills and confidence through delivery of workshops, drop-ins, in-lecture presentations, and peer coaching sessions.  

  • Build your confidence and networking skills as you collaborate with our student societies and support our alumni networking events.

  • Learn and practice essential coaching and mentoring skills.

You may also have the opportunity to: 

  • Present to stakeholders such as King’s students and staff; 

  • Work with student societies on collaborative activities; 

  • Create digital media content on careers topics;

  • Support open days for prospective students;

Being a Peer Coach is a positive experience that can really make a difference, demystifying and making career topics more approachable and relatable.

How will this role make a difference to King’s Business School students? 

  • Supporting diverse representation and inclusion of student voice and experiences from marginalised backgrounds and international students into our careers programme.

  • Co-create student-centred experiences, content and resources

  • Connect with and aid students in their career journey.

  • Share your unique experiences and insights.

  • Contribute to a sense of belonging and connection at King’s.


  • You must be an undergraduate or postgraduate student at King’s Business School faculty enrolled for the 2024/25 academic year. 

  • Eligible to register with King’s Talent Bank.

  • Attend virtual and in-person training sessions and commit to minimum of 15 hours in autumn and winter term.


  • Each peer career coach will receive compensation for a guaranteed minimum of 45 hours

  • Includes approximately 15 hours dedicated to training 

  • Peer Coaches will be expected to work a further 30 hours (15 hours in  autumn and 15 hours in the winter term.)

  • Hours per week may vary due to number and type of events and activities planned. 

  • Additional hours up to a maximum of 60 over the academic year are available if you would like to get involved in more projects and delivery.


Our peer coaches represent the diversity of our students, so we particularly support applications from students from minority ethnic backgrounds, marginalised groups and international students.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Foundational Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills (empathy, active listening)

  • Cultural awareness and inclusive mindset

  • Good communication skills (confident in talking 1-2-1 or small groups)

  • Personal integrity & accountability (keeping promises and commitments)

Essential Experience

First hand experience of participating in any one or more of the following activities

  • Spring weeks/insight days, internships, year in industry placements, part-time work or entrepreneurship activities

  • King's Business School experiences including  nano-internships, job simulations, leadership or skill-building experiences.

  • Careers appointments, workshops or employer/alumni events. 

  • Enthusiasm for inclusive education and awareness of the experience of international students and students who are traditionally under-represented in UK Higher Education.

Other relevant experience

  • Active membership or leadership role in a KCL student society or club

  • KBS Student leadership, representative or ambassador role

  • KBS Student Engagement Associate, Advisor or peer mentor

 Application Process

Part One - CV

  • VMOCK is the AI platform that we suggest students use for creating/improving their CV's at King's Business School

  • Go to and create an account with this KBS CV Platform.  Use your knumber email to access.

  • Upload your current CV to VMOCK. 

Part Two - 250 word motivational statement

Upload in a second document a short motivational statement that briefly covers the following points.

  1. Why you want to become a KBS peer career coach.

  2. An example of career-related activity you have undertaken (e.g. a workshop, talk, appointment, interview, part-time work or internship/job) you have participated in and what you learned.

The 3 postgraduate candidates are expected to work out 12 research impact post articles in total, with 4 cases (40 working hours) for each candidate to draft with. All case documents, including reports, maps and photos, possibly videos and animations, will be provided by supervisor, Dr Yijing Li. 

The 40 hours for each candidate will be estimated to spend on following activities: 

  1. 8 hours per case drafting upon receiving the relevant documents (8*4=32 hours)

  2. 2 hours kick-off meeting with Faculty communication team and supervisor, on setting up the post article's template

  3. 1.5 hours on average on polishing if received any comments or feedback on further editing from the Faculty communication team (1.5*4=6 hours)




Executive Briefing report drafting; storytelling using data-driven evidence in multiple format; good communciation skills and collaborative attitude.