HEAR: Paid and Funded Opportunities

Paid roles at Goldsmiths and funded opportunities through the Erasmus+ traineeship.

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Careers Service

Description

Students had to complete a competitive process to secure their internship where they work in a company or department for a minimum of two weeks doing to gain experience in a field related to their study to gain industry experience.  This experience greatly enhances their commercial awareness, self-confidence and soft skills such as time management and communication.

Criteria

  • Be selected for the internship
  • Participate in a midpoint update either face to face or by telephone with a member of the Careers Service
  • Complete a 300 word reflection of their experience

How do I find out more?

Email the Placements and Internships Team in the Careers Service 

Description

Interns on Campus are hired through a competitive application process to carry out 8 week paid internships at Goldsmiths. The roles are designed to match graduate-level employment expectations; as such, students develop their skills in planning, initiating, implementing and evaluating projects. Students also develop role-specific skills, such as report writing, data analysis, and team working.

Criteria

  • Submit application
  • Be successful at interview
  • Attend 3 hour paid induction with the Careers
  • Complete the 8 weeks of full time work to a good standard
  • Complete reflective log and have it signed off by line manager

More Information

If you would like more information on this scheme, please contact Sophie Picard in the Careers Service 

 

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.

Development & Alumni Office

Description

This student successfully completed a competitive recruitment process to become a Telephone Fundraiser. They were responsible for contacting Goldsmiths Alumni to raise vital funds for Goldsmiths as part of the Giving to Goldsmiths Telephone Campaign. This challenging role requires persistence, confidence and a positive attitude, and enables the student to develop vital fundraising, communication and target based work.

Criteria

  • Complete required 2-day training
  • Complete 2-3 weekday evening and 1-weekend day shift for the 3 weeks of the campaign which is a minimum of 36 hours in total 
  • Adhere to the code of conduct which includes data protection 

How do I find out more?

Find out more about the Telephone Campaign or contact the Alumni Office

Estates & Facilities

Description

Facilities Assistants work with the Estates & Facilities Dept. to conduct room audits and report issues back to managers, input data and update records on databases, arrange committee meetings, and take minutes. They gain experience in office administration and using specialised software programmes and skills in communication, working to deadlines, budget awareness and managing multiple projects.

Criteria

  • Be available to attend a 1.5 hour briefing and campus walk as soon as you start
  • Work at least 30 hours over the course of one term
  • Have at least 3 successful 121 meeting with a verifier each term/ year

How do I find out more?

Contact Nicola Hogan, Space and Environmental Projects Officer.

 

Student accommodation

Description

HA’s are trained student staff who assist the accommodation team in creating a community amongst students living in halls. They plan and deliver a range of activities from Wellbeing Walks, Open Days, and social media campaigns and submit written reports to the Resident Life Team. They develop skills in administration, team working, report writing, communication and working under pressure.

Criteria

  • Be available to attend 2 days of training in November
  • Attend additional training sessions as necessary
  • Provide a rota’ed 10 – 15 hours of residence life interaction on a weekly basis during term time during the academic year (autumn, spring & summer Terms)
  • Submit Reports on Events, Kitchen Meetings, Resident Committees & Drop in’s
  • Meet with a Senior RC on a weekly basis to provide feedback and evaluation
  • Participate in debriefing sessions
  • Be an active participant in Welcome Week, Move out and Move in, open days & applicant days (additional activity)

How do I find out more?

Contact Carol Campbell, Residence Life Manager for more information.

Go Abroad

Description

This student has successfully applied for a competitive EU funded Erasmus+ Traineeship and completed a self-procured overseas work placement of at least 60 days requiring a collaborative work ethic with strong organisational and communication skills. The placement enables development of enhanced cultural competency and linguistic skills through focused self-reflection.

Criteria

  • Researched appropriate overseas employers and secured full-time traineeship (2-month minimum)
  • Submitted a successful application for funding to undertake Erasmus+ Traineeship
  • Liaised with Goldsmiths and Host Employer staff to agree your programme of training at the Host Institution
  • Followed European Commission rules for ensuring you were insured for the duration of your training programme
  • Completed European Commission documents and critically self-reflect on your placement through the Training Agreement and Report Questionnaire
  • If applicable, follow Online Linguistics Support system, including before and after language assessments
  • Act as an ambassador for Goldsmiths in your place of training 
  • Maintained regular communications with all involved parties
  • Successfully carried out your complete mobility of traineeship period, as planned

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Erasmus+ Traineeships or contact erasmus@gold.ac.uk 

Student Leadership

Description

Student Ambassadors are employed by the University to promote and enhance its reputation to prospective students and their influencers. Student Ambassadors undergo a range of training which includes making effective presentations, and working with young people. They are key to the delivery of activities which include events, campus tours, summer schools, college visits, and open days.

Criteria

  • Worked at least 30 hours as a Student Ambassador
  • Completed core training and on-line Educare programme (this only needs to be completed once)
  • Been involved in at least 3 different types of activity
  • Attended relevant training where possible.

How do I find out more?

Contact the Student Ambassador Co-ordinator at ambassadors@gold.ac.uk

Description

Student Ambassadors are employed by the University to promote and enhance its reputation to prospective students and their influencers. They are key to the delivery of activities which include events, campus tours, summer schools, college visits, and open days. Student Ambassador PLUS recognises those actively engaged in a high level and diverse range of activity.

Criteria

  • Worked at least 50 hours as a Student Ambassador
  • Completed core training and on-line Educare programme (this only needs to be completed once in your first year as an ambassador)
  • Been involved in at least 5 different types of activity
  • Been actively engaged in one of the following programmes: Ambassador Mentoring, Goldstars, Goldsmiths Progression Scheme or Realising Opportunities, or worked on a long-term placement in an academic department or at a partner institution (school, college etc)
  • Attended relevant training where possible

How do I find out more? 

Contact the Student Ambassador Co-ordinator at ambassadors@gold.ac.uk

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 

Description

As Student Representative this student has acted as an essential link between students, the Students’ Union and the University. Student Representatives are responsible for gathering and reporting on feedback from students on their programme to Departmental Student Coordinators.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must have

  • Been elected to the role in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Completed training provided by the Students' Union
  • Attended required Staff/Student Forum meetings
  • Filled in termly feedback in format required by the Students' Union

How do I find out more?

Contact Howard Littler, Academic Representation and Communities Manager.

Description

Active Bystander Sessions are an integral peer-to-peer training opportunity as part of the Against Sexual Violence campaign at Goldsmiths. ABS student trainers deliver biweekly sessions for up to 20 student. Trainers develop skills including facilitation, intersectional critical thinking, time management, teamwork, group dynamics, and understandings of social change dynamics. 

Criteria

  • Attend induction training sessions
  • Facilitate their scheduled two-hour sessions (2-3 per month)
  • Complete exit surveys for each session facilitated
  • Complete an exit survey when they graduate/complete their contract as trainer
  • Write a one-page reflection piece on the impact of the training sessions for their own development

How do I find out more?

Activity Organiser: Maddie Spink, Against Sexual Violence Coordinator

Find out more about the Against Sexual Violence campaign 

Gold Award

Description

The Gold Award is a one year personal and professional development programme. The Gold Award Ambassador assists with the Award including organisation of the events, promoting the award through social media, administration, supporting students currently on the programme to develop their skills, experience and self-awareness. Through this activity the Ambassador develops communication, public speaking and organisation skills.

Criteria

  • Successfully complete the 1 year Gold Award Ambassador contract with the Careers Service
  • Work approx. 10 hours a week in the role during term time
  • Successfully conduct drop-in sessions with Gold Award students
  • Actively support all Gold Award events, workshops and award ceremonies that are required throughout the year

How do I find out more?

 Find out more information about the Gold Award or contact Chloe Johnstone, Gold Award Coordinator for more information.

Description

Students are recruited to form part of a joint-teaching/learning experience, with the aim of encouraging prisoners to consider higher education as a future route to a better life. By learning alongside prisoners our student co-learners gain a shared experience by way of a unique academic/creative process which allows everyone taking part in the opportunity to develop written, oral, and critical thought skills.

Criteria

  • Attend the initial briefing and 10 teaching sessions
  • Complete prison vetting procedures, to keep up with minimal reading requirements (average 30 pages per week) and to participate actively in class discussions and activities.

How do I find out more?

Activity Organiser: Neil Bradley, Open Book

Find out more about Open Book 

PAL

Description

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an international model for peer-led learning called Supplemental Instruction. PAL Leaders are trained to facilitate in pairs. PAL Leaders deliver a weekly 50-minute session for under 20 students and attend regular debrief sessions with PAL staff. Leaders develop skills including communication, time management, leadership, teamwork, group dynamics and facilitation.

Criteria

  • Be available to attend a 1.5-hour briefing in May
  • Be available to attend 2 days of training in June
  • Provide 20 hours of face to face study sessions across the academic year (primarily in autumn and spring terms)
  • Participate in session preparation prior to and debriefings following PAL sessions
  • (To become a PAL Leader you must have achieved 40% or above in all modules required to proceed into year 2 of your studies.)

How do I find out more?

Contact the Learning Support Coordinator (PALs).

Funding: PAL Leaders receive a bursary as part of this activity