Do you love what you do and are you interested in working with local school children? Then you could be a perfect Widening Participation Fellow.
This fantastic opportunity is open to all non-final year PhD students and is a chance to gain paid work experience while also doing something fulfilling. Widening Participation Fellows help deliver the University’s widening participation activities, by helping and inspiring young people and showcasing the university as a real opportunity for everyone. Fellows work from October – July (10 months) and most complete between 20 to 70 hours, but this is flexible depending on your workload and availability.
Activities fellows are involved in include:
- Subject taster workshops and lectures;
- Academic Study Skills e.g. essay writing, research skills;
- Student Life activities, teaching and learning at university;
- School and college careers events;
- Delivering “Why Study” talks in Schools/Colleges
- Developing resources and delivering online sessions.
This year, as we evolve to support schools and colleges unable to attend campus or recieve visitors, we are especially looking for individuals who are flexible and creative with a willingness to create academic resources that can be used virtually as well as face to face.
The aim of widening participation is to create a fair access to education for deserving students from any background that may be holding them back. For more details on the work done by the WP team click here.
Further information and application
Find more information about the scheme and application procedure here
Positions are available in each Faculty and if you have any enquiries, please contact the relevant Faculty Officer:
Biology, Medicine and Health: Roz Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Humanities: Emma Britain (email@example.com)
Science and Engineering: Sophie Flieshman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Monday 24th August 2020.