Research Assistant: Cultural Competency At King s

Job Description

We are seeking a current PGT or PGR student to work on the analysis of survey data as part of a research project, funded by the King’s Race Equity and Inclusive Education Fund (REIEF), looking at the role and impact of cultural competency at King’s College London.

The project aims to appoint a candidate to undertake around 40 hours of desk research, starting in June 2024 and completing within the same month.

The King’s Cultural Competency Unit is a relatively new venture based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities but staffed by academics from various disciplines. It currently offers two undergraduate modules, at levels 5 and 6, as well as a staff training programme. The unit is set to grow and develop as it establishes itself and its mission in line with the University’s goals of fostering and furthering inclusive, diverse, interdisciplinary, and socially engaged education at all levels. The purpose of the project is to gain insight into the reach of the Cultural Competency Unit, as well as attitudes, opinions, and ideas related to the concept of cultural competency more broadly.

The successful candidate will be tasked with using quantitative analysis to analyse the results of an online survey and provide a summary of the findings to the project team, which will be incorporated into a larger report on the project’s findings.


Reporting Structure:

The research assistant will report to the project leads:

  • Dr. Alice Hazard (

  • Dr. Edward Ademolu (


Application Process:

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and a cover letter of no more than 500 words explaining how they meet the criteria. Applications should be sent by Friday 24th May 2024.



A current PGT or PGR student


Essential Skills/experience:

  • Quantitative data analysis

  • Ability to write clearly and effectively

  • Knowledge of suitable tools


Desirable skills/experience/knowledge:

  • Some understanding of cultural competency principles

  • Some knowledge of inclusive education principles

  • Experience working on research projects

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


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.



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


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.





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.


Undergraduate course completed 


- 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.