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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ARTS AND HUMANITIES STUDENT REPS ONLY



We are seeking students who study between two departments (E.g. PPE, History with War Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Liberal Arts) to act as focus group discussion leads.



You will be asked to lead discussion and take notes. The focus groups will be led by two facilitators who will support you. Discussion will focus on student experience of studying between departments. Two sessions will take place over the same day on Wednesday 17th April in person on campus and lunch will be provided in between.



You will attend a short training session prior to the focus groups, which will be led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



Must be able to take basic notes.



Must be conscentious e.g. will arrive on time to sessions and reply to emails.



Must be available and able to travel onto campus on Wednesday 17th April.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES STUDENT REPS ONLY



We are seeking students who study between two departments (E.g. PPE, History with War Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Liberal Arts) to act as focus group participants.



You will be asked to engage in group discussion led by a facilitator as well as to input into brainstorming on solutions. Discussion will focus only on student experience of studying between departments. Discussion should be productive and solutions focused. Two sessions will take place over the same day on Wednesday 17th April in person on campus and lunch will be provided in between.



The project is being led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



Must be conscentious e.g. will arrive on time to sessions and reply to emails.



Must be available and able to travel onto campus on Wednesday 17th April.

Involvement in REIEF project.



Qualifications

Involvement in REIEF project.



Skills

Involvement in REIEF project.

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