Volunteer Learning Researcher opportunity

This autumn, our team initiated a programme for Bristol-based volunteer researchers in partnership with Bristol Learning City.  The aim of this project is to understand citizen experiences of learning in the city. It will help us gain understanding of different perspectives on the residents’ learning, their skills and progression. This volunteer role is an excellent opportunity to delve in the world of research.

The programme is for everyone who:

  • Wants to learn new skills, meet interesting people and go on an adventure
  • Wants to learn about a range of research methods and data collection techniques
  • Wants to push him/herself outside of the comfort zone
  • Wants to get to know the community from a different perspective
  • Wants to work with professional researchers in understanding the experiences of people who live in the city
  • Wants to receive a University of Bristol certificate at the end of the programme

What we need from the researchers

Anyone can become a community researcher and this scheme does not require any previous experience. Learning Researchers will receive training that will teach them everything they need to know. They just need to be enthusiastic, want to learn and to enjoy talking to people.

They will dedicate between two to five hours for the project per week and take part in two workshops at the University of Bristol. They will need to complete the key tasks on time and participate in training, field research and an analysis session. Their work will be dependent on your skills and could involve interviewing, note taking, photography, mapping and drawing.

Join us

  • You are over 18 years old
  • You have interest in research
  • You are curious, diligent and sociable
  • You have good analytical and note-taking skills
  • You have a Smartphone to share your fieldwork materials with the research team

To join the team email Magda: magda.buchczyk@bristol.ac.uk

In your application, please tell us a bit about yourself and: Why are you interested in taking part? What skills can you bring? What are your recent learning experiences?

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2016

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