21 Mar, 2019

Internship: Student Enhancement Project Assistant, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

£9.38 hourly
  • university of leeds
  • Leeds Institution For Teaching Excellence, University of Leeds
Internship Research

Job Description/Duties

Are you a current University of Leeds undergraduate student, with an interest in exploring and evaluating the ways in which the new assessment criteria have impacted students’ learning? Would you like to gain valuable experience of working on a collaborative research project?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student ideally a 2nd year student as the role spans two academic years, with an interest in exploring and evaluating the ways in which the new assessment criteria have impacted students’ learning. The project title is ‘new assessment criteria: an interdisciplinary investigation of their construction introduction, implementation and impact across schools’. The project aims to explore the construction, introduction, implementation and impact of new criteria across schools.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a collaborative research project which will contribute to the development of the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University of Leeds. You will work closely with academic and campus support staff, organisations within Leeds and fellow students. You will also work closely with the Project leader – Dr Huahui Zhao, School of Education in co-constructing and co-delivering the planning, execution and dissemination of the project’s objectives and outputs.

You will work an average of 3 hours per week and activities will take place during and outside normal teaching weeks including some parts of the vacation period. Mostly all work will be carried out during normal office hours although there will be an occasional requirement to work outside normal office hours. We will ensure that your commitments do not clash with your academic timetable during teaching weeks.


What does the role entail?

As a Student Enhancement Project Assistant, your main duties will include:

  • Assisting with co-designing research questions, co-organise and co-lead 1-to-1 interviews and obtain, collate and analyse feedback;
  • Undertaking interviews with students in collaboration with the Project Leaders;
  • Developing good practice in Project Management;
  • Engaging in reflective practice as part of the project;
  • Assisting the Project Leaders with disseminating the project outputs, for example, by, contributing to knowledge resources to enhance the design and delivery of discovery modules, contributing to case studies, blogs and journal articles and developing narratives that demonstrate the value of Broadening using a variety of different audiences.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.


What will you bring to the role?

As a Student Enhancement Project Assistant, you will have:

  • Current undergraduate registered at the University of Leeds for academic years 2019-2020;
  • A clear commitment to the aims of the project;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be a confident and clear communicator;
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, team working;
  • An ability to work with people with proven interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to show initiative and work unsupervised;
  • Excellent organisational skills.


You may also have:

  • Awareness and some experience of relevant research skills: interviewing and qualitative analysis;
  • Enthusiasm and a pro-active approach to making things happen; a creative approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent skills in using social media;
  • An ability to represent the University both internally and externally.


How to apply

Application is by CV and covering letter (a maximum of 2 sides A4, typed), and should include a summary of relevant experience and a statement of your suitability for the role. Interviews will be held and short-listed applicants will be required to give a 5-minute presentation on a relevant topic.

Completed applications should be returned by email to h.zhao1@leeds.ac.uk and K.Livesey@leeds.ac.uk no later than 9am on 22th March.  

Applicants will be informed if they have been selected for interview by 29th March.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Huahui Zhao h.zhao1@leeds.ac.uk.


Additional information

For more information about the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, see http://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/projects/teaching-enhancement-projects-current/

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