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Research Assistant

Listed by Birmingham City Students' Union


Application deadline: Fri 14 Oct 2022 09:00
Fixed term until Jan 31st 2023


from £19,447.00


15.00 Full Time contract available at 35 hours per week. Applications for reduced hours (minimum of 15 hours pw) (paid pro-rata) or a flexible working pattern will be considered.


Tue 18 Oct 2022


Do you have an interest in conducting research? Do you have skills in writing reports? Do you want to be involved in writing a national submission on behalf of all BCU students?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this role could be for you…

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a national exercise, introduced by the government in England. Its aim has been to assess excellence in teaching at Universities and assess how they ensure excellent outcomes for their students. BCU has to prepare a TEF submission, this includes a student written submission for which the Students’ Union take the lead in order to provide the student voice assessment of teaching at BCU. This fixed term contract role is for an assistant to join the engagement team at BCUSU to plan for, research and prepare the student written submission.  The contract will be fixed term, till the end of January 2023.

The successful candidate will be a BCU graduate (within the last 2 years) or currently enrolled as a student at BCU, as it’s vital you have experience and knowledge of BCU.  Excellent report writing skills and experience of designing and analysing surveys are also essential attributes.

Principle purpose of job:

  • Support the drafting and completion of the Students’ Union submission to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Collate and evaluate feedback relevant to the student submission for the TEF
  • Work closely with key stakeholders


To apply:

Send your CV application along with a covering letter to  Make it clear when applying, which position you are applying for.  Your covering letter should demonstrate how you meet the shortlisting criteria listed on the job description.   Candidates who are able to demonstrate that they meet the shortlisting criteria most closely will be most successful.

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