University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Student Academic Partners

United Kingdom

Closing in 18 days

Student Academic Partners Learning & Teaching Development Location: St John's Campus

Post Type: Hourly Paid Hourly Rate: £11.22 + £1.57 Holiday Pay Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 Months Advertised On: Tuesday 14 November 2023 Closing Date: Friday 29 December 2023 Reference: QED2311

The Students as Academic Partners (SAPs) Scheme offers an opportunity for paid employment to enable students to work in equal partnership with academic staff. Since 2011, the Scheme has supported approximately 100 projects to produce innovative resources and research.

The purpose of the SAPs Scheme is to encourage collaborative working across the University which actively supports student learning. This initiative has come to epitomise the strong partnership between students and staff at the University and plays a key role in promoting a sense of ownership and pride in the institution. The Scheme seeks to employ students as active partners of learning and teaching project teams based within the University.

Role and responsibilities of Student Academic Partners

As a student academic partner, you are a full member of the project team. You will be expected to actively engage in every stage of the project and to contribute to the research and writing up of findings.

The range of activities that you will be expected to take part in may include:

  • Involvement in running focus groups/interviews
  • Collating and analysing research data
  • Creating new learning resources
  • Working on developments in curriculum design
  • Evaluating previous innovations and changes made to a course or initiative
  • Completing literature searches
  • Conducting research into an aspect of learning and teaching
  • Creating toolkits or resources for staff and students
  • Presenting findings to colleagues across the University, including at the annual UW Learning and Teaching Conference
  • Writing up a formal project report
  • The Scheme is intended to support students to develop the following:

  • An enhanced understanding of yourself as a learner and researcher
  • Collaborative working skills
  • Communication skills including digital literacy
  • Eligibility Criteria

  • The Scheme is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled on a full or part-time course at the University of Worcester. You will be asked to provide your student number.
  • Before you apply, you should have fully considered whether this commitment is compatible with your studies and other time commitments.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK. This means having either a UK/EU passport or driving licence OR proof of right to remain.
  • Please note, the application procedure is a two-stage process, that students will need to complete in order to become a SAP on a project.

    First stage: The first stage, enables students to join the pool of applicants who are eligible to apply to specific projects. It is essential that students join the pool in a timely manner before going onto the second stage.

    Second stage: Once students have successfully completed the first stage, they will proceed to the second stage by submitting a 250-word expression of interest outlining their experience and reasons for joining specific projects. Further information on how to apply to specific projects will be provided in due course on the SAPs Scheme webpage. Please note that acceptance on a project is not guaranteed but will be determined by the project lead(s) evaluating the expressions of interest. Project leads will be in touch with students directly regarding the stage-two outcomes/decisions.

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    Student Academic Partners


    University of Worcester


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 29, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Worcester was established in 1948 as Worcester Emergency Teacher Training College. The institution was renamed as Worcester Teacher Training College and again as Worcester College of Higher Education in 1976. In the 1970s, the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) granted validation to the degrees conferred by the college. The college acquired Herefordshire and Worcestershire College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1995. In 1997, the degree-awarding powers of the institution were affirmed by the Privy Council and its name was changed to University College Worcester. The institution received the status of a university in 2005 and was given its current name. In 2010, the university was given the power of awarding research degrees by the HM Privy Council.

    The university has four sprawling campuses scattered across Worcester in the UK. St John's Campus is the site of the university's establishment and houses several residence halls, teaching spaces and sports facilities. The campus is home to the University's National Pollen, Aerobiology Research Unit and Worcester Students' Union. It also includes various facilities like Drama Studio, a multigym, Digital Arts Centre, a sports hall and AstroTurf pitches. Situated at Worcester City Centre, the university's City Campus houses the McClelland Health and Wellbeing Centre, Worcester Business School, Jenny Lind building and the Hive library. Located along a riverbank, the university's Severn Campus features modern study facilities, performance analysis suites, dance studios and the University's Arena. The Lakeside Campus serves as an activity and outdoor learning centre.

    Consisting of nine academic schools, the University of Worcester offers numerous full-time and part-time UG and PG programmes in various fields of education like arts, sciences, humanities, education, nursing, psychology, allied health, environment, sports business, law, maths and media. It houses over 10,800 students including lots of international students from various countries around the globe. The university maintains strategic partnerships with many prestigious local and international institutions such as Birmingham Metropolitan College in England, Coleg Gwent in Wales and Iron Mill College in Devon. Also, the university houses a committed placement team that strives to provide the students with excellent employment opportunities.

    The university has several notable and successful alumni. Swaroop Sampat is a famous Indian actress who is known for her role in the TV serial called 'Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi'. Daryl Mitchell is a professional English cricket player. Jacqui Smith is the first female to ever serve as the United Kingdom's Home Secretary. Kyle Pryor is a popular English actor best known for playing the role of Nate Cooper in 'Home and Away'. Kayleigh Pearson is a well-known English model who won the second High Street Honey competition by FMH.

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