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Widening participation placement - 15 hours per week

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Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks.

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.

Students may wish to use this placement towards a placement requirement of their course or outside of their course. Please specify in your Cover message if you are planning to use this experience as part of a core work placement unit. 

About you 

You will support the organisation and delivery of a programme of engaging outreach activity which seeks to raise the aspirations of all those with the potential to study in Higher Education. The post holder will have a key role in monitoring and evaluating the impact that the University’s outreach activities have on primary, secondary and post-16 learners we work with including in our Step into Success Programme.  A key part of the role includes collecting participant data and feedback, with analysis and evaluation of this data in relation to our activities in terms of meeting the University’s objectives and the Access and Participation Plan.  

Responsibilities:

As part of this placement you will work to deliver the following strands of work:

Access and Widening Participation Outreach Activities

  • To support with the administrative tasks such as organising on-campus events, booking widening participation ambassadors and to manage and process emails from Step into Success inbox
  • To support the facilitation of workshops and attend careers, community and networking events
  • To support with post-16 Access and Widening participation targeted workshops in schools and colleges
  • To assist the Access and Widening Participation Officers with the facilitation of general student ambassador and more specifically the widening participation ambassador Training
  • To maintain and manage the widening participation ambassador database

Participant Data and Evaluation

  • Be responsible for uploading of participant data to Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) after each activity and to produce relevant reports for the line manager and the Access and Participation Working Group (quarterly)
  • Be responsible for inputting participant and teacher feedback after each activity and to produce relevant reports for the line manager and the Access and Participation Working Group

About you:

  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree from Solent University
  • Customer service experience would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Competent in IT skills with proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proven ability to analyse a variety of statistical data sets
  • Excellent administrative skills in managing own workload

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University
  • In their 2nd or 3rd years
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment
  • Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions.

To apply please submit your CV and Cover message.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

 

Tip: Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your CV is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email solent.futures@solent.ac.uk for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your CV checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.

 

Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Posted: 12/10/2018

Closes: 21/10/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email campus.jobs@solent.ac.uk immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.