Vacancies now closed for the 23-24 academic year.
The University of Leicester’s Curriculum Consultants initiative recruits and assigns students to projects that explore and implement changes to make the University more inclusive.
Student Curriculum Consultants lead projects in collaboration with a member of staff that aim to contribute to making student’s experiences more inclusive, representative and relevant to the experiences of those from marginalised backgrounds.
The opportunities vary each year, but previous projects have included:
- Evaluating the Library’s toolkit to help staff create diverse reading lists
- Exploring potential factors within the curriculum influencing awarding differences between Black and White undergraduate students
- Investigating the impact of students' backgrounds on their experiences of online learning during the pandemic
- Delivering and evaluating a pilot programme to help students build presentation skills
Being a Curriculum Consultant
The Curriculum Consultant roles are paid and flexible positions, with students working up to six hours per week during the first and second terms.
Consultants receive training and support throughout, as they gain insight into University and curriculum processes and develop their understanding of inclusivity. Through their projects, our Consultants build a range of transferrable skills, such as research, communication, time management, independence and leadership.
Hear from our previous Curriculum Consultants:
"Staff really value the opinion of a student"
"It has been an amazing experience"
"Ultimately proved to be an invaluable learning experience."
"I feel more integrated to the School community"
"This experience sparked a desire to pursue this area [in my career]”
“This is so important”
How to apply
No prior experience is required, just an interest in supporting and delivering equality and inclusion. Applications welcome from all current University of Leicester students at any level of study.
Vacancies are advertised in late September – early October through the University of Leicester’s Unitemps page.
If you have any questions about the initiative, get in touch with Claire Ashdown (she/her) (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more.