08 Oct, 2021

Digital Education Student Ambassador

£10.01 hourly
  • University of Leeds
  • Remote (Hybrid)
Part time & Casual IT & Digital

Job Description/Duties

Are you interested in digital technology? Do you want to provide a student voice to influence digital education in a growing team? Do you want to be at the forefront of digital improvements for both staff and students? 

We are currently seeking a team of Digital Education Student Ambassadors from across all Faculties and levels to help the Digital Education Service evolve the digital offering to staff and students alike. 

Over the past year, the importance of digital education has increased rapidly and in response to this growth, we have developed the volume and variety of tools, systems and services we offer.  The Digital Education Student Ambassadors will be pivotal in making sure digital education is meeting the needs of the student body, developing the right tools and learning solutions when they are needed. 

As a Digital Education Student Ambassador, you will help us understand the journey students take in finding out about digital tools and resources, be the amongst the first to know what is happening with digital education at Leeds and be instrumental in testing new ideas, programmes, courses, and technologies before they are launched to the wider university. 

This role is available to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students registered at the University of Leeds student for the academic year 2021/22. The role is varied and flexible for 100 hours across one academic year. Students will be reimbursed at £10.01 per hour.

To explore this role further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

 Chris Thompson, Digital Education Manager (Enhancement)

 Email: c.j.thompson1@leeds.ac.uk  


What does the role entail?

  1. Providing a student voice on University digital education governance groups, including the Digital Programme Approval Group (DPAG), the Digital Education Committee (DEC), the Digital Education Systems User Group, and Faculty Digital Education Committees
  2. Supporting Faculty Digital Education Academic Leads (DEALs) in delivering digital projects and activities within Faculties and Schools, such as improving accessibility and Minerva navigation, providing timely updates on progress
  3. Supporting the co-creation of fully online and blended learning resources, materials or courses in partnership with professional services staff and academic leads, including providing a student perspective in course design and development
  4. Delivering and participating in focus groups with other students to provide insights on a wide range of Service and Faculty activities, including how we engage with students, what technologies and systems are used in learning, and how we design and develop online and blended learning
  5. Providing insight and feedback on communications, courses, tools, and systems, helping us innovate by suggesting improvements and shaping material that will appeal to other students
  6. Promoting digital education projects and initiatives with the student body in your Faculty, such as disseminating information about system updates in response to student feedback
  7. Producing multi-media communications material such as blogs, video, podcasts, news stories or case studies to profile digital education activities, working with support from the Engagement and Communications team
  8. Acting as a proactive student voice for raising questions and needs from other students, including advocating for and assisting with the dissemination of surveys to gain student feedback
  9. Reviewing online materials, resources, or courses from the user perspective, undertaking user testing of learning technologies and websites to provide feedback


What will you bring to the role?

As a Digital Education Student Ambassador, you will have:

  • A passion for and interest in digital education
  • A desire to advocate for student voice in the use of technology in student education
  • Experience engaging with digital education opportunities such as studying in an online or blended learning environment or using technology for learning in on-campus teaching
  • The ability to contribute ideas constructively to inform the development of projects
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment by collaborating, supporting and valuing the contribution of colleagues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex information, modifying your approach to suit different audiences
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to work on competing projects and balance workloads to meet deadlines

 You may also have:

  • Experience creating marketing or communications materials such as social media
  • Experience participating in University committees or meetings to provide a student voice

How to apply:

Students interested in applying for the post should do so through Joblink (search for ‘DE Student Ambassador’). 

In a covering letter, please outline:

  • how you meet the criteria in the person specification
  • why you would like to be considered for this post
  • what experience/interests make you suitable for the role.

Please include a basic academic CV with your application, clearly indicating details of your course, current year of study and Faculty and send to digitaleducation@leeds.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is by midnight Thursday 21 October 2021.

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