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Postgraduate Insights and Engagement Assistant

Listed by QMSU


Application deadline: Mon 05 Jul 2021 09:00


£13.06 + 13% Holiday pay per hour


8 hours per week


Mon 12 Jul 2021


We are looking for a current Queen Mary PhD student who is passionate about student engagement, representation and data to join the Representation and Democracy team. The primary purpose of the role will be to support the analysis of postgraduate engagement data and make recommendations to the Queen Mary Students’ Union to improve engagement.

The Students’ Union represents and supports over 23,000 students, who make up the diverse and vibrant student body at Queen Mary, University of London. Postgraduate students, both taught and research, make up almost a third of the student body and so we are looking to develop new ways to better understand the needs of this demographic.

In this role, you will support our postgraduate student representatives from all three faculties on their projects, as well as using their networks and input to inform your work. You will take minutes for the Postgraduate Board, a subcommittee of Student Council that meets 4 times a year. You will also be working closely with the Vice President Communities to gather student feedback, develop suggestions for improvements and support this community.

Successful applicants should have a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and an interest in Higher Education. Candidates are also expected to have experience presenting to groups, working collaboratively with a diverse range of people and be able to manage a varied workload and meet tight deadlines. It would also be an advantage if you had knowledge or experience working with Students’ Unions though this is not essential.

The post will run from late August 2021 until the end of the academic year 2021/22 and will be expected to work an average of 8 hours a week during term time. We are able to be flexible at certain times of the year to allow time for your studies.

Queen Mary Students' Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, class or any other dimension of diversity. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We particularly welcome applications from those with protected characteristics, as these groups are currently under-represented within the Union.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. Informal enquiries should be addressed to either to Tiana Dinard-Samuel Vice President Communities or Cameron Storey Vice President Humanities & Social Sciences

Details about Queen Mary, University of London Students’ Union can be found at

To apply please complete the application form and send to

The closing date will be 9am on Monday 5th July and the expected interview date will be Monday 12th July.

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