Seeking PhD student as Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support)

The Study Skills Centre at King’s College London are looking to recruit a PhD student for the role of Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support), to support and advise students on a one-to-one basis in statistics, experimental design and data analysis, SPSS (beginners, intermediate and advanced), Minitab and NViVO.

Experience / Skills
You will be undertaking a PhD at King’s College London or have completed one. You are expected to undertake two-part training on 1 & 2 February

Qualifications
Teaching experience would be desirable, but you have to be undertaking/have completed a PhD. We welcome applicants from Life Sciences and Medicine; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and,the Dental Institute.

Health & Safety Considerations
If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know so that we can support you.

How to Apply
Firstly, please go to the Talent Bank to register as a new client. Once this is done please click on the link here: https://www.directtemping.com/login/auth to apply.

For full details, please visit the Talent Bank web page

PhD students wanted as study skills tutors

The Study Skills Centre at King’s College London are looking for PhD or postdoctoral students to support and advise students on a one-to-one basis in academic writing ( essay writing, critical analysis, dissertations) , mathematics and statistics, (experimental design and data analysis, SPSS (beginners, intermediate and advanced), Minitab and NviVO).

These are paid temporary part-time positions, requiring 3 hours of your time per week.

You will be expected to support undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You will be working in one of these locations: Franklin Wilkins Library, New Hunt’s House, Weston Education Centre or Maughan Library. It would be useful if you could state your preference of location in your application.

Experience / Skills
You will be undertaking a PhD at King’s College London or have completed one.

Qualifications
Teaching experience would be desirable, but you have to be undertaking/have completed a PhD.

Health & Safety Considerations
If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know so that we can support you.

How to Apply
Firstly, please go to the Talent Bank to register as a new client. Once this is done please click on the link here: https://www.directtemping.com/login/auth to apply.

The deadline to apply is the 10th January 2016.

Interviews are likely to take place in the week of 18th January 2016.

Candidates will be expected to undertake training in February.

For more information
You can find out more via the adverts for each position by clicking on the titles below:

Study Skills Tutor (Academic Writing)

Study Skills Tutor (Mathematical Support)

Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support)

Arts & Humanities PhD Case Studies: portfolio working

This interview, and the others published over the past and next few weeks, are with the employers represented at the recent King’s College London Arts & Humanities PhD careers event. They have been written by PhD candidate Valeria Valotto, to whom we are very grateful!

Full-time PhD, Portfolio career

Georgios Regkoukos

Current position: PhD student in History at KCL, Tutor and GTA at KCL, Tour Director at EF.

Starting point:

I am enrolled as a PhD student at KCL, writing a thesis on Politics, political thought and gentry liberalism in the era of Great Reforms in Russia.

End point:

When my sponsoring institution cut my funding I took a job as Tour Director at EF. I found the job advertised on jobonline, the UoL Career Group website. I liked the sound of it because I have always loved travelling and this way I am getting paid to do it! My duties consist of accompanying groups mainly consisting of students from the US and Canada throughout their tours of European countries, on-tour logistical support and organisation of activities, various educational responsibilities, such as giving walking tours of European city centres and coach commentaries.

How did you make it?

I had been working previously as tutor and really enjoyed it. My language and people skills definitely helped a lot. This is a part-time job which allows me to concentrate my travels in few stints over the year. As a result I have a lot of free time for my academic work and teaching at KCL.

The Access Project

Winning a place to study at a top university is an incredible achievement and the start of a life-changing experience. However, for students from disadvantaged areas the step is not easy as they are half as likely as their more affluent peers to get the top grades needed to apply to the most selective universities.

The Access Project matches motivated school students with PhD candidates and Post Docs for weekly one-to-one tutorials, sessions which support their class work and help them boost their grades.

Working in partnership with schools since 2008, the Access Project has a proven track record of raising attainment and widening university access, and they are now working with 14 schools in London.

With the programme expanding, they are looking for more volunteers to tutor students in the following subjects at GCSE and A-level: English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History. They also offer tutorials in Geography, Spanish, French and German, although with less demand from students.

As a tutor, you would meet with your student for one hour a week, at King’s College London (in a suitable public, or freely bookable space). The Access Project trains all volunteers, gives them access to a bank of resources, and their Programme Coordinators are on hand to provide support and guidance. They are unable to pay volunteers, but offer a strong support system and an opportunity to develop teaching and facilitating skills.

For more information email info@theaccessproject.org.uk or visit our Teaching Opportunities page on the Graduate School’s Intranet pages.

Click here to access the flyer for the Access Project.