EDI and Health and Wellbeing Research Intern

University of the West of England

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We have an opportunity for a Research Intern in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity team.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) underpin the university’s core values. It is a fast-paced and dynamic area of work.

You will support the Data and Evaluation Officers within the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity team on a range of projects including:

  • EDI: understanding the lived experience of trans and non-binary people at UWE Bristol to inform the evaluation of the updated trans and non-binary policy.
  • Health and wellbeing: a research project exploring student loneliness.

Within this role, you will support the EDI Data and Evaluation Officers in planning the research, recruiting participants, collecting data, analysing data, and reporting findings, with a focus on creating engaging communications to reach a range of staff and students. You will play a key role in helping to increase our understanding of the research topics and inform the development of strategies to improve the lived experience in these areas.

The role will provide an opportunity for you to gain experience in being part of a research project from start to finish whilst developing your skills in planning, data collection, data analysis and dissemination of findings. You will also have an opportunity to develop your communications skills through advertising the research and there will be opportunities to get involved with other aspects of the EDI team’s work, for example supporting events and meetings.

The EDI team is part of the Library, Careers and Inclusivity (LCI) department at UWE Bristol. Our aim is to deliver outstanding outcomes for all of our students in partnership with Faculties and other Services. Our work inputs into student recruitment and retention; academic success; student satisfaction and graduate destination outcomes.

About you:

You will be a current undergraduate or post graduate student with an interest in EDI and Health and Wellbeing, studying a programme that gives you a broad understanding of research methods and data analysis. 

You will have an interest in engagement with our diverse community of students and staff, wanting to find out more about their experiences at UWE Bristol with a passion for listening and learning from their experiences.

You will have a good understanding of research methods, ideally with experience of conducting literature reviews, designing surveys or other data collection techniques (such as focus groups or interviews).

You will have a good understanding of data analysis methods and be a competent user of Excel. You will have an interest in learning new ways of collecting and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data.  

About us:

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities  to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links ; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations , our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements  include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Univjobs ‘Table of Tables ‘.

We are an ambitious and values led  university. We’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community . We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and (fe)male candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Fiona Cottrell at email: [email protected]

There is one post available working 7.5 hours per week. This post is fixed term until 31st August 2024.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. 

Please note this opportunity is only available to current UWE Bristol students.

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