Wanted: PhD Students to Run History Dissertation Workshop at Loughborough

Five paid positions are available to current or recently graduated PhD students to run a one-day workshop, supported by academic staff. The workshop will prepare second-year undergraduates to write their final-year history dissertations and is funded by a Loughborough University Teaching Innovation Award.

The selected postgraduates will receive half a day’s professional training in peer-assisted learning, then work alongside Loughborough’s History faculty the following day to develop undergraduates’  dissertation proposals. Each undergraduate will also receive formative written advice on their draft proposal after the workshop. Participants must be available to attend on-site training from 2pm on Wed 25 March and the workshop itself from 9am to 4pm on Thursday 26 March. Each postgraduate will receive £272.50 pay, travel costs, overnight accommodation at Loughborough (if required), meals and a great line on his or her CV!

To apply, just record a three-minute video in MP4, MOV, WMV or FLV format explaining why you would like to participate and how undergraduates would benefit from your involvement. Please include your email address in the file name of the video recording (so we can contact you) and upload it to the Google Drive folder at http://bit.ly/1r7adLG.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 January. If you have any queries, please contact the History Programme Director, Dr Marcus Collins, at marcus.collins@lboro.ac.uk.


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