Paid Work – Student EP Ambassador

The University’s Enterprise Hub, which runs the Employability Points scheme, is currently looking to hire a Student EP Ambassador for the forthcoming academic year.

This is a paid position (£500 per term, 5-hours per week), for one student to work closely with academic schools, professional services and student societies to promote the EP Scheme to current Kent students at both Canterbury and Medway campuses. In the past, EP Ambassadors have attended networking events, held pop-ups, delivered shout-outs and much more.

The Enterprise Hub team are welcoming students to apply by completing the online application form by 23:59 on 4th September 2017. You can find the form and Role Description here:

Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme

The Partnership Development Office, in conjunction with the University’s partner secondary schools, would like to introduce you to an exciting teaching experience scheme that we are piloting from September 2017, exclusively for Kent students.

The Partner Schools’ Teaching Experience Scheme has been designed to allow Kent students, who have an interest in entering the teaching profession, a unique insight into teaching, by offering training and paid work opportunities in the classroom.

Part 1 – Students in their penultimate year of study can access paid School Experience Placements, supporting pupils in the classroom in one of the University’s partner secondary schools.

Stage 2 – Students in their final year of study can apply to take on a Direct-Entry Teaching Internship, receiving training and paid work delivering pre-written teaching materials to pupils in our partner schools.  If suitable trainee teacher vacancies arise within our partner schools during this year, this placement could lead to an offer of a salaried direct-entry teacher training position at the school upon graduation.

The scheme offers extensive benefits, including first-hand classroom experience, training and paid work opportunities.  For further information, please see, or come along to one of our information sessions:

  • Monday 15 May 2017 at 10am (main Registry reception, Canterbury campus)
  • Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 3pm (main Registry reception, Canterbury campus)

To book a place at one of these sessions, please email Olivia McGlone,

If you wish to apply for the scheme, please go to and then select ‘outreach vacancies’.

If you need any further information, please contact Rebecca Spink on


Paid work: Student Research Assistant with Dr Andrew Cohen

school-of-history-uok-logoFollowing the enormous interest in the two recently advertised Student Research Assistant roles, the School of History is now seeking to appoint a Student Research Assistant to support Dr Andrew Cohen with his research project, ‘’Labour Migration and Labour Relations in South and southern Africa, c.1900-2000’.

The SRA on this project will be expected to undertake a variety of tasks, including:

  • The cataloguing of research materials
  • Obtaining research materials from archives
  • Support for the organisation of conference and other research events
  • Digitisation of records and other sources
  • Support for editorial work (standardising footnotes etc.)
  • Undertaking basic research tasks

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Paid work: Student Research Assistant with Dr John Wills

school-of-history-uok-logoFollowing on from the advert for SRAs to support Dr Emily Manktelow’s project (closing date 23:59 on Sunday 29th January), the School of History is also seeking to appoint a Student Research Assistant to support Dr John Wills with his research project, ‘Depictions of America in Videogames’.

The SRA on this project will be expected to undertake a variety of tasks, including:

  • Researching specific game titles and American themes
  • Obtaining research materials from (mostly online) archives and websites
  • Identifying and organising research materials
  • Potentially playing through titles or making notes on game footage
  • Creating game-related bibliographies
  • Reporting on findings
  • Support for research and editorial work (standardising footnotes etc.)

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Paid work: Student Research Assistants with Dr Emily Manktelow

school-of-history-uok-logoThe School of History is seeking to appoint three Student Research Assistants to support Dr Emily Manktelow with her research project, ‘The Local and the Global at Canterbury Cathedral’.

This project aims to explore the colonial and global past of Canterbury Cathedral through the empire-related memorials within the cathedral and the archive holdings relating to St. Augustine’s missionary college – an organisation designed to train Anglican missionaries for posts around the British Empire. The project will culminate in an exhibition hosted by the Cathedral, and the creation of public engagement resources on the topic of the project.

What are Student Research Assistants?

The Student Research Assistant scheme is run by the School of History, and gives give you the opportunity to be hired as research assistants (RAs) to work with academics in the School on their research projects. As an RA, you would be contracted as an employee of the School, and paid the National Living Wage for all work undertaken. You would undertake a range of duties to help further the aims of the project, which could include archival research, helping organise a conference and exhibition, and undertaking your own research and learning more about a particular subject to inform your work.

If you are interested in taking on one of these RA roles, the job description is below, and you have until midnight on Sunday 29th January to apply. For details on how to apply, and for more information about Dr Manktelow’s project, see the job description.

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Paid Position – Kent Union Representation Coordinator


[Open to alumni only]

Kent Union is currently recruiting to the role of Representation Coordinator (Academic Communities). This role will work closely with the University’s Academic Societies to support them and enhance their work, as well as looking to work with schools to continue to develop and create new academic communities so that all students can find an opportunity to feel a part of a community of learning at Kent.

The recruitment pack can be found on the Kent Union website at

Paid role (PG students only) – Academic Ambassadors

If you are an undergraduate student interested in working as an ambassador for the School of History and/or the University, please see here.

The Partnership Development Office are looking for postgraduate students who are interested in becoming postgraduate ambassadors to work with young people from the University´s local partner schools and colleges.

Postgraduate ambassadors are employed by their Academic School to develop and deliver sessions in local secondary schools or on campus. Some of these sessions are aimed at inspiring and encouraging young people to consider studying humanities and arts subjects at University and others are designed to help raise attainment in schools.

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Paid role – University Fundraisers

The Development Office is recruiting 38 student fundraisers to take part in the 2016 autumn telephone campaign. They are particularly looking for students who are truly dedicated to charitable giving, genuinely enthusiastic about the University and able to demonstrate this to the University’s alumni. Students who have a good phone manner, excellent verbal communication skills and a willingness to ask for donations would be desired.
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Paid role – Brand Ambassador for BAE Systems

On-Campus Promotions is recruiting a team of ambitious, enthusiastic and confident Brand Ambassadors to work exclusively for BAE Systems to promote their career opportunities on campus for the academic year starting September 2016. The hired Brand Ambassadors will need to be available to attend a training day at BAE Systems on 19th September 2016. This training day will provide guidance for undertaking the role of Brand Ambassador and will equip you with the relevant skills training.

The deadline for applications is 19th August. For more information and to apply, head to