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Applications now open for paid September Studentships at DkIT

28 August 2020

Dundalk Institute Technology (DkIT) are seeking applications from current undergraduate students for six short-term studentships. Students will collaborate with staff on projects to enhance the student experience online. 



Tasks will include reviewing and testing a new student support hub on Moodle, developing a guide to blended learning for students and developing other resources to support learning and induction.

These projects will be undertaken online owing to the COVID-19 restrictions.  Successful applicants will need to be available for online meetings and collaboration.  They will be expected to contribute 19-20 hours a week to the project and will receive a stipend of €200 per week.

DkIT are seeking four students from each academic school for general studentships and two students to specialise in the more technical aspects of resource design/development (e.g. video/animation/graphics), including use of creative media applications. If there are insufficient applicants who meet the criteria from a given school, the place may be awarded to a student from another school.  

All candidates should be familiar with Moodle, be able to use Microsoft Office applications and have some experience of online learning.  Further selection criteria are:

  • Communication skills, both face to face, online and written communication
  • Research Skills, evidence of being able to source, analyse and present information effectively
  • Time Management skills, evidence of being able to work to deadlines
  • Commitment to enhancing the student experience; relevant experience will be an advantage,
  • Appreciation of the challenges facing students returning to higher education this academic year.

In addition, applications for the Technical Studentships should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in design and/or creative media applications and/or programming and/or filming/editing. 

The studentships will last from September 14th until October 2nd. There will be an online induction session on Friday September 11th from 10 am – 12 pm. 

To apply you should complete the relevant online application form:  

General Studentships

Technical Studentships

The closing date is 1pm on Friday 4th of September.  Applicants may be shortlisted for online interview.   If you have any questions please contact Moira Maguire on moira.maguire@dkit.ie

These studentships will contribute to the project ‘The Gateway to Success: A Virtual Hub to Support all Learners’, funded by the Higher Education Authority’s Innovation and Transformation Fund  and to the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) Fund Local Enhancement Projects, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.  The studentships are funded by these projects.

 

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