Students as Researcher Job Vacancies

group_discussion2The Academic Development Directorate is inviting York St John students to undertake paid work with academic staff on various research activities across the University. This is a fantastic opportunity to help you develop your research, teamwork and communication skills; undoubtedly an incredibly valuable experience for both your university studies and your future.

Deadline to apply is 5.00 pm Tuesday 27 October 2015.

Below are the posts currently being recruited:

SR231GB Inclusive Faith-Based Youth Work

SR232HR Investigating the relationship between reflection and young children’s metacognitive knowledge development

SR233ED Voices in the University, York St John oral history and community project

SR234SC Research Review on Behaviour Change

SR237MD Individual Factors Associated with Cognitive Performance

SR239NW Evaluating the impact that a York St John student’s attendance and engagement with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) has on their grades

SR240KS An evaluation of the use of open badges within the curriculum. Does it promote student engagement?

SR241MS Pitmatic Talk

SR242HS Language, Sexuality and Education

SR243AS What variables are related to the position a University finishes in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) league?

SR244JCD A systematic review of the literature related to interventions for people diagnosed with personality disorder in secure environments

SR246AB The effect of pain upon the motor control and learning in healthy humans

SR247LH Understanding individual differences in emergent numeracy skills in young children

SR248AZ The stereotype of homosexual danger in official documentation of the Catholic Church

SR250LG Systematic review of the literature on therapeutic group interventions for children and young people who have been witnesses to domestic violence

SR251GC The Dark Triad in women: Bad girls, femme fatales, and anti-heroines

SR253F0 The economic determinants of Metals Mining Volume

SR255RC ePortfolios at York St John: their use, form and enablers for their success

SR256RM Developing Students’ Digital Capability

SR257PV Sport Education and Development Students Perceptions of Sport Continual Professional Development CPD

SAP1HR Investigating students’ ideas about improvements to the curriculum content and mode of delivery of two Foundation Degrees at York St John

SAP2MP Programme Social Media Project

SAP3LK The Writing Room: peer review and collaborative tutoring

ELTAR1CER UG student experiences in ITE: recommendations for enhancement

ELTAR2JR UG student experiences in CYPE: recommendations for enhancement


If you are interested in becoming a Student Researcher, please complete the Application Form

Deadline to apply is 5.00 pm Tuesday 27 October 2015

Student Researchers are appointed on casual support staff contracts and are required to submit timesheets for hours worked. Rate of pay is £8.47 per hour.

Please note that recruited Student Researchers, in addition to project requirements, are also expected to:

More information about the Student as Researcher Scheme and answers to your questions are provided in Students Researchers Handbook.

If you require further details, either about the application process, or about individual projects, please contact the Academic Development Coordinator on 01904 876305.

Not sure if being a Student Researcher is for you? Watch this video:

Daniel Mackley

Daniel’s role is to identify staff learning needs and strategically design, deliver and evaluate development interventions related to the effective use of current and emerging Technology Enhanced Learning tools in Higher Education. Working to the Learning & Teaching Development annual objectives and the TEL quality framework, he pro-actively supports and develops staff in their use of technology to enhance the student learning experience. Daniel is also the lead for the teams iPad Project.

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