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Description

As Department Rep, this student acted as a senior representative, representing the academic views of students to their departments, the University and the Students' Union, via the attendance of committees, producing reports and making presentations.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have

  • Submitted two termly feedback reports completed individually
  • Submitted one Annual Report completed in a group of 5-6
  • Attended SSF and Departmental Board as well as Departmental LTQC
  • Actively promoted the Department Rep role to students and the NSS and other surveys using various methods such as VLE, emails, social media, lecture shouts and anything else that is appropriate to your course

How do I find out more?

Contact Howard Littler, Academic Representation and Communities Manager.

Funding: Students will recieve a bursary as part of this role 

Academic Research Positions

Description

GRIP is for penultimate year undergraduate students to gain practical, paid experience in a research setting. This improves both research-specific skills and broader transferable skills.   Students will receive training and development in the research process, time management and project management. GRIP interns work alongside an academic Project Lead assisting in a defined area of their research.

Criteria

  • Be successful in obtaining an 8-week GRIP internship through a competitive application process.
  • Complete internship to an acceptable standard.
  • Have this endorsed by the Project lead.

How do I find out more?

Email Vanessa Freeman in the Careers Service 

Description

Students may be able to find work in their departments assisting academics with ongoing research projects. They develop knowledge of academic research, indexing and referencing, qualitative and quantitative research methods, independent study, collaborating in a research setting, and/or assisting in a creative capacity for research projects in the arts and humanities sectors.

Criteria

  • Commit to working on a research project for a minimum of 15 hours
  • Complete a reflective log that will be signed by the lead academic researcher on the project and submitted to the Activity Organiser

How do I find out more?

Research Assistants are recruited internally in departments. If a student wishes to find a position as a Research Assistant, they are advised to speak to their Personal Tutor or Lecturers to enquire about any available work. If they are successful and their work meets the criteria, they may email HEAR to have this work added.

Anthropology

Description

This student has completed a programme of workshops and events focussed on working in the Visual and Media Industries and produced a portfolio of reflective evidence on skills developed. Skills include self-awareness, commercial awareness, research, networking, network mapping and professional presentation skills.

Criteria

  • 1 Alumni Panel
  • 1 Careers Talk (Evening Event with one guest/alumni)
  • 2 Site visits – afternoon
  • 3 practical workshops that will result in the production of a range of valuable personal material for you to shape and develop your career progression, and employment or self-employment opportunities as a result of participating in this personal and professional development programme.

How can I find out more?

Contact Karen MacIntyre in Careers or Adrian De La Court in SYNAPSE

Art

Description 

Studio Technicians work with the Studio & Exhibitions Office to build the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Shows, this involves the dismantling of studios and building of bespoke exhibition spaces. Studio Technicians develop skills in health and safety awareness, exhibition construction as well as team work, time management, and the ability to work in a demanding fast paced environment. 

Criteria 

Work for 35 hours as part of the Exhibition Crew

How do I find out more? 

Contact Nick Grimmer in the Art Department 

Description 

Level 2 Studio Technicians are promoted from Level 1 Technicians based on demonstrated expertise in specialist construction and dismantling of exhibition and studio spaces. They train and mentor Level 1 Technicians and develop skills in health and safety awareness, exhibition construction as well as team work, time management, and the ability to work in a demanding fast paced environment.

Criteria 

Work for 35 hours as part of the Exhibition Crew

How do I find out more? 

Email Nick Grimmer in Art 

Description

Artist mentors provide support to sixth form students in a school setting. They are supported to facilitate conversation, workshops and crits to 16-18 year olds. Artist mentors commit to a full academic year and attend relevant inductions and sessions with the programme director. Mentors develop skills in mentoring, communication, time management, teamwork, facilitation and leading young people.

Criteria

  • Commit to and attend sessions with the school involved over the course of a full academic year.
  • Be available to attend a briefing at Goldsmiths in November.
  • Be available to attend in school sessions in Autumn, Spring and Summer terms (approximately 5-6 sessions over the year).
  • Complete evaluation at the end of the year.

How do I find out more?

Email Lily German or Michael Archer in the Art Department

Computing

Description

Code Liberation is a non-profit which teaches women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people to program and build physical systems using creativity as a pedagogical approach. This student has completed 30 hours of face-to-face volunteering gaining work experience as a teaching assistant, in event production for a technology event and has participated in an open source community.

Criteria 

  • Complete 30 hours
  • Be mentored by a Coordinator
  • Help TA 3-5 classes
  • Volunteer for at least one event as event staff

How do I find out more?

Contact Phoenix Perry in Computing

Description

This student has completed 50 hours of volunteering for Code Liberation. They have planned, led and evaluated 5 workshops and mentored other volunteer instructors and given feedback. They have gained leadership and event planning skills in producing a technology event and have contributed to an open source code base on github in addition to participating in an open source community.

Criteria

  • Complete 50 hours
  • Be trained in how to teach within the Code Liberation Framework
  • Meet with The Code Liberation London team regularly and design and host at least one public facing activity
  • Plan, prepare and lead 5 workshops
  • Evaluate workshops as agreed with Code Liberation Team
  • Mentor the Volunteers
  • Observe at least one other new Instructor and give feedback
  • Actively participate in the Code Liberation Community during your tenure with the organisation

How do I find out more?

Contact Phoenix Perry in Computing

English with Creative Writing

Description

Inclusion and Welfare Buddies are trained to provide a socially inclusive, skills diverse and community based programme to other students in the department. Buddies are responsible for managing their allocated student group, setting up forums, meetings and activities on a regular basis. Skills include communication, organisation, leadership, inclusion, evaluation and professional and personal development.

Criteria 

  • Sign up for the scheme.
  • Be available for induction meetings at the beginning of each term.
  • Be available for follow up meetings and provide feedback.
  • Provide 20 hours of support for students in their peer group, both face to face and on media.
  • Participate in sessions to debrief train new volunteers.
  • Provide feedback to the DSCs 

How do I find out more?

Contact Professor Charlotte Scott in the English with Creative Writing
Department

 

Institute of Management Studies

Description

The Keynesian Economics Society hosts talks, debates and socials on popular topics in Economics. Members of the Organising Committee play a key role in the running of this lively student society, and contribute to nurturing a thriving IMS community. They have demonstrated an ability to work in a team, and organise and host events that effectively link academic practise to community building.

Criteria

  • Run the Society as part of the Organising Committee team.
  • Includes organising at least three activities in one calendar year.
  • Promote the Society to IMS students.
  • The time commitment is for one academic year, from appointment to handover to the new Committee. The number of hours will depend on the work necessary to organise at least three events, and is likely to average to 2 hours per week.

More Information

For more information, please contact Andres Lazzarini in the IMS Department 

Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Description

A Learn a Language Administrator is responsible for the operational planning and delivery of the language mixers and the administration of the exchange board, under the supervision of LaL staff. They develop planning, monitoring, evaluation, organisation, time/resources management, communication, leadership, group dynamics, marketing and IT/social media skills.

Criteria 

  • Be available to attend a 3h briefing in September/October (unpaid)
  • Welcome week promotion of LaL (prepare bags for new students in collaboration with the SU, mind LaL desk during Freshers’ Week): 15hours (paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)
  • Promote and monitor LaL exchange board and maintain general online engagement (2h per week during term time + 2h x 28 weeks paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)
  • Organise, deliver and evaluate 6 language mixers during the academic year (at set days/times decided by the LaL team in advance): 18 hours (paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)

How do I find out more?

Email Carla Figueira in ICCE for more information

Description 

A Learn a Language Facilitator contributes to the delivery of the LaL language mixers and to the facilitation of interactions via the exchange board, in a particular language. They use their own language skills to teach/facilitate the learning of others. They develop learning & teaching, time management, teamwork, group dynamics & facilitation, foreign language and IT skills.

Criteria 

  • Be available to attend a 3h briefing in September/October (unpaid)
  • Prepare & evaluate animation of specific speaking groups in 6 language mixers: 1h of preparation per session (paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)
  • Deliver 12 hours of speaking groups animation in language mixers (6 sessions of 2 hours each, at set days/times decided by the LaL team in advance) (paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)
  • Contribute to online engagement via the LaL exchange board (30 minutes per week during term time, paid at Student Ambassador hourly rate)

How do I find out more?

Email Carla Figueira in ICCE for more information

Media and Communications

Description

East London Lines is an independent news website run by the MCCS department. This student has completed at least 30 hours of editorial work. This role includes finding, researching, writing and publishing stories relevant to the website’s coverage area, liaising with other editorial staff, editing and publishing the work of others, creating, sourcing and editing images and video.

Criteria

  • Meet with supervisor to agree stories to be covered
  • Complete at least 30 hours spread over vacation periods and reading weeks
  • Complete a minimum of 5 published pieces with at least 2 pieces of at least 500 words
  • Complete a cover sheet for each story in format requested by MCCS.

How do I find out more?

Contact Terry Kirby in MCCS.

As General Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have recruited and managed Genre Editors, solicited material and promoted and supported the work of creative contributors, developing leadership, team working, marketing, and problem solving skills.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Features Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proof read written material and ensure high quality reproduction of all visual materials.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Animation Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Prose Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Poetry Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Crtieria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Film Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Illustration Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Multimedia Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As Photography Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Attend monthly editorial meetings.
  • Maintain the archive of copyright agreements.
  • Recruit and manage Genre Editors in an efficient fashion.
  • Ensure the publication of at least one issue of GoldDust in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Adequately brief the members of staff responsible for the site about any potentially problematical issues, including legal clearances.
  • Ensure that GoldDust is imaginatively and consistently marketed and promoted.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

As creative contributor, this student has contributed at least two creative works to GoldDust, working as part of a team, meeting tight deadlines and complying with editorial guidelines. They have developed communication and creative skills, producing work to a professional standard.

Criteria

  • Contribute at least two creative works to GoldDust.
  • Demonstrate collaborative skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, which includes working to deadlines and signing the copyright agreement in a timely fashion.

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Chronicle Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proof read written material and ensure high quality reproduction of all visual materials

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Music Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high-quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proofread written material and ensure high-quality reproduction of all visual materials

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Radio Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high-quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proofread written material and ensure high-quality reproduction of all visual materials

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Senior Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proof read written material and ensure high quality reproduction of all visual materials

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online

Description

As Web Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed organisational and web design skills. They have worked closely with the editorial team to make GoldDust an attractive and elegantly designed site, with archived material easily available, while working to often demanding deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain the GoldDust site and take responsibility for all coding and web design issues
  • Respond imaginatively to creative work with elegant page designs
  • Web design at least two issues of GodDust during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Ensure that past issues are archived and showcased to ensure easy access for subsequent viewers of the site

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Social Media Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed organisational, promotional and communication skills. They have promoted each issue on a range of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook and they have generated an internet ‘buzz’ to drawn in new viewers of the site and acknowledge the loyalty of past viewers of the site, while working to often demanding deadlines.

Criteria

  • Promote at least two issues of GoldDust on social media
  • Be actively engaged in collaborating with the Senior Editors in planning the promotional strategies;
  • Liaise closely with the Department teams who are responsible for promoting student events

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Description

As Six Word Novel Editor of GoldDust, this student has developed curatorial, editorial, organisational and communication skills. They have solicited material and commissioned and edited new work from creative contributors, developing leadership and team working skills and working to deadlines.

Criteria

  • Maintain a healthy pool of new contributions by soliciting and commissioning new work.
  • Work constructively with contributors in order to achieve high-quality work.
  • Edit at least two creative contributions during their time at Goldsmiths.
  • Accurately and reliably proof read written material and ensure high quality reproduction of all visual materials

How do I find out more?

Contact Philip Palmer, Lecturer, MCCS. View GoldDust online.

Music

Description

This student has participated in one of the Music Department ensembles. They have attended rehearsals across an academic year and participated in at least two concerts developing advanced individual and ensemble musical skills, team-working and team support, communication, time-keeping and self-reliance in preparing individual parts.

Criteria

  • Attend at least 80% of rehearsals across the academic year.
  • Perform in at least two concerts.

How do I find out more?

Contact Jake Bernard, Events Manager.

Description

This student has directed one of the Music Department ensembles. They have directed rehearsals or parts of rehearsals across an academic year leading to the direction of at least ONE concert developing advanced individual musical directing and organisational skills, leading and motivating a team, self-reliance in preparing rehearsals, communication, and time-keeping.

Criteria

  • Direct rehearsals (or parts of rehearsals) across a term
  • Direct in at least one concert.

How do I find out more?

Contact Jake Bernard, Events Manager.

Description 

As an assistant engineer, the student works for 18 supervised hours in a recording studio, and engineers on recording sessions for other students developing technical, communication, listening and interpersonal skills. They gain experience of working with a large format analogue console and develop good collaborative skills, time management and understanding of studio protocols.

Criteria

  • Attend three workshops
  • Complete 9 hours of recording with other students
  • Meet regularly with mentoring scheme co-ordinators to discuss progress and to present at least one example of your work for feedback

How do I find out more?

Contact Mikko Gordon, Head of Goldsmiths Music Studios

Description

Simon Says are student-run events that showcase music acts from Goldsmiths. The Events Manager gains experience of professional skills relating to coordinating student volunteers to help run the nights throughout the year, leading on marketing including social media and publicity coverage, booking and curating acts for the events, and may manage front-of-house, sound and lighting.

Criteria

• To be present at all of the Simon Says events
• To ensure all events run with a full programme of acts
• To provide evidence that the events took place successfully (e.g. poster, set list, etc).

How do I find out more?

Emailed Lauren Redhead in the Music Department

Description 

Simon Says are student-run events that showcase live music acts from Goldsmiths. Event Co-ordinators gain experience of professional skills relating to events and stage management through organising up to 7 events a year. Their role may involve marketing the events, front-of-house, compering, and technical support for sound and lighting, working as part of a student-led team.

Criteria

• To be present at all of the Simon Says events for which they volunteer
• To ensure the smooth running of the aspects of the events for which they have volunteered
• To provide evidence that the events took place successfully (e.g. poster, set list, etc).

How can I find out more?

Email Lauren Redhead in the Music Department 

Description 

Alchemy Music Mentors work with young people from the local community, many of whom are at risk of exclusion from school for a wide range of reasons. Mentors help to develop mentees musical skills and confidence through weekly Saturday workshops. Through this work, mentors develop skills in teaching, empathy, safeguarding, organisation and teamwork.

Criteria

  • Complete the Safeguarding and Introductory Training sessions with the project director
  • Attend a minimum of five Saturday Alchemy workshop days
  • Deliver a series of at least three one to one instrumental or vocal or production sessions with the same student
  • Direct a small group of young musicians in a rehearsal
  • Lead a 15 minute workshop with a small group of young people on a musical subject / skill area of your choice (music mentors will receive support from the project director in devising this, and will have an assistant during the workshop).

More Information

For more information, please contact Michael Kirkpatric 

Psychology

Description

The Forensic Psychology Unit coordinator develop organisational and communication skills.  In order to achieve this the FPU coordinators will be trained in organising and chairing meetings, circulating summaries of the points agreed, and the action points to work on in the following meetings. The FPU coordinators will learn to organise group work, and to manage its progress across a large and diverse team.

Criteria

Coordinators should show regular attendance at the meetings. They will be required to perform the duties outlined above and contribute to the efficient running of the Unit.

A HEAR log will be produced at the completion of the 3 months duration, where coordinators detail the role(s) they have performed, tasks completed/objectives met, and the skills they have developed during the course of the activity.

How do I find out more?

Contact Fiona Gabbert and Adrian Scott in the Psychology Department.

Description

Forensic Psychology Unit (FPU) members contribute to and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the FPU, by  attending the unit's fortnightly meetings, participating in and assisting with research studies, and public engagement events. FPU members will develop a wide range of skills, such as communication, teamwork, creativity, organisation/planning, and transferable research skills. 

Criteria

  • Attendance and participation at meetings
  • Involvement in research activity. Initially participating in a research study, and then assisting with the delivery of another research study.
  • A HEAR log will be produced at the completion of the academic year/project, where Members detail the role(s) they have performed, tasks completed/objectives met, and the skills they have developed during the course of the activity.
  • A notional 20-30 hours of activity would be sufficient, although members are free to contribute more if they wish.

How do I find out more? 

Contact Fiona Gabbert and Adrian Scott in the Psychology Department.

Description 

Public Engagement Event Assistants play an instrumental role in developing concepts and implementing a vast range of FPU events, including theatre events and talks. They write their own job descriptions, attend fortnightly team meetings and create materials for events. Assistants develop a range of skills in this role, including teamwork, time management, event planning, communication and leadership

Criteria

Students are encouraged to consider what role or skills they might wish to develop or have accredited. They will then be asked to produce a SMART job description for themselves detailing their involvement and objectives to be met. This will be developed and approved by a Unit director at the outset of the role.

Assistants will log their activity and skill development and assess their delivery on objectives set.

How do I find out more?

Contact Fiona Gabbert and Adrian Scott in the Psychology Department.

Ashok's Research Team (ART) is a very active research group focusing on understanding brain mechanisms involved in everyday behaviour. Members of ART range from dissertation students to external clinical collaborators to research volunteers. ART members gain experience in research, data analysis, presentation skills and teamwork. Students can enter at any level from 1-year undergraduate to MSc.

Criteria

  • To have three meetings with the team leader, upon entry to the team, halfway through the term and at the end of the term.
  • Discussion of expectations at the start, progress in the middle of term as well as any suggested changes.
  • A review of how the term has gone at the end to discuss what is expected of the student and how they can ensure that they are meeting the requirements for HEAR recognition, and document this at the end.

Contact Ashok Jansari, Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Student members of InLab can expect a collaborative, productive and enjoyable experience. Projects include regular weekly meetings with a team of world-leading experts, including Professor Yulia Kovas.  Members can expect to work on a variety of projects from international research collaboration to exciting public engagement activities.

Criteria

  • Student members of InLab must regularly attend weekly meetings during term time. Meetings typically happen between 15:00 and 16:30 on Wednesdays.
  • Students are required to present at least once per term.
  • Students are expected to engage with at least one research project or public engagement activity running concurrently with their membership.

Contact Robert Chapman, AIR Teaching Fellow, Psychology

 

Sociology

Description

Split is a department zine. Students demonstrate skills in zine production and editing, including the use of In-Design software. They meet regularly with the convenor of the Sociology Society and develop skills in editing and curating text and visual content, team working, time management, leadership, working independently and working to production deadlines.

Criteria

To be involved in the production of two issues of the zine (a minimum of 35 hours of work)

How do I find out more? 

Email Yasmin Gunaratnam in the Sociology Department

Description

Intersectionals is an academic collective which aims to act as a buffer against feelings of alienation students of varying backgrounds may experience while at university. Students cultivate a communal space through their regular running of film screenings and discussion groups which help them develop skills in leadership, time management, event planning, team work, and emotional intelligence.

Criteria

  • Attend a briefing concerning the nature and working ethics of the collective
  • To be involved in the organisation of two events from conception through to completion 

How do I find out more? 

Email Yasmin Gunaratnam in Sociology. 

Theatre and Performance

Description

This student has planned, promoted and facilitated a series of theatre workshops with a community group in an outreach setting. They have gained skills in organising and promoting projects, managing groups of people, workshop facilitation and time management.

Criteria

  • Complete 24 hours over 6 weeks planning, promoting and facilitating a series of workshops which are delivered in community settings
  • Provide a written reflection on your professional practice
  • Produce a portfolio of evidence, to include photos, to demonstrate your process

How do I find out more?

Mojisola Adebayo is the organiser for this activity.

Visual Cultures

Description

As Editor of The Art Columnist – an online magazine for engaging with visual cultures – this student has developed liaison and networking skills, communication skills, and team work skills, through their work preparing the magazine and soliciting contributions from staff and students, by promoting the magazine, by editing articles with writers, and by maintaining the magazine’s publication schedule.

Criteria

  • Publish five student essays each year as nominated by the Department
  • Promote the publication through the Visual Cultures Society social media channels
  • Solicit submissions via Department staff, edit those submissions, liaise with the authors, schedule the submissions for publication, publish the publications, and promote them via social media (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).

How do I find out more?

Contact Lisa Rabanal for more information.

Law

Description:

In the Law & Policy Clinic students confront societal issues through supervised legal research and public engagement activity, questioning existing legal frameworks and proposing new solutions. Clinic areas of activity include immigration, the law of financial wrongdoing, police interrogation and counter-terrorism law. Students work in small groups supervised by academics and external partners.

Criteria:

  • Students must participate in 75% of all timetabled and other structured activity The Clinic generally includes 6-8 hours of timetabled and other structured face-to-face activity (which will be the basis for the independent work that the Clinic will require the students to contribute)
  • Students must also complete a 1000 word reflective log, offering a critical reflection on the student’s learning experience

How do I find out more

Contact Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos or Dagmar Myslinska in the Law Department for further information.

Awards and Prizes

Also see the Awards and Prizes page for details of which academic department awards are part of HEAR.