Professional Opportunities for Postgraduates

The Graduate School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise have collaborated to launch a work placement scheme for postgraduates in the 2017/18 academic year. Professional Opportunities for Postgraduates (POP) will enable postgraduate researchers to:

  • Undertake a full or part time opportunity working with a business or organisation
  • Bring their expertise to a discrete project or problem
  • Extend their skills, knowledge and experience in a commercial environment
  • Take part in a programme supporting knowledge transfer and University-business engagement

The first deadline for applications is 14th February at 12.00pm. If you are interested in applying, contact with any questions, and visit the webpage for more information:

Paid work: Student Research Assistant with Dr Andrew Cohen

school-of-history-uok-logoThe School of History is 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 successful applicant will join Dr Cohen and another Student Research Assistant on this project, and 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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Volunteering – Researching women in the First World War

The Big Ideas Company is looking for a researcher to work for a short time (between 4 – 5 days) to undertake research into women in the First World War.

The researcher will produce research into inspirational stories of twenty-five women during the First World War, including making in-depth case studies into three women.  This list should include women from the UK and overseas, and should also include archive images of the researched women, and women’s activity during the First World War.  The Big Ideas Company need this information to be delivered by Tuesday 8 January 2018.

If you have an interest in women during the First World War and are interested in applying for this role, please email

Dissertation project with Street Child

Street Child is a development charity working in parts of Africa, and is offering a unique opportunity to combine research for your dissertation with travel and volunteering. If you think your dissertation might suit this opportunity, please contact your supervisor to discuss how to make the most of this opportunity.

Want to make your dissertation stand out and make yourself more employable?

Conduct your primary/secondary research with an education based charity in West Africa or South Asia!

STREET CHILD is seeking applications from motivated individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a volunteer role in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal or Sri Lanka.

As part of the role, we are offering a unique opportunity to students looking to explore the scope of their own dissertation projects. Use bespoke methodologies to conduct research on the ground for your dissertation, in collaboration with local partner organisations. In addition to this you will also have exclusive access to previous research by Street Child.

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