Research Assistant: Study on Belonging and Student Engagement

University of Greenwich
December 01, 2022
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Research Assistant: Study on Belonging and Student Engagement School of Business, Operations & Strategy Location: Greenwich Campus

Part Time Hours: Maximum 20 hours per week Contract Type: Fixed Term Release Date: Thursday 24 November 2022 Closing Date: Thursday 01 December 2022 Interview Date: Thursday 08 December 2022 Reference: JS907

The University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and reliable Research Assistant to support a project, entitled “The influence of technology on student engagement and belonging: A study of Chinese students in the UK”.

Project Aim

This project aims to explore the influence of technology on student engagement and belonging. More specifically, the study addresses the question: How can technology support student engagement and a sense of belonging among Chinese students in the UK Higher Education sector?

The study context is the Greenwich Business School which has a few hundred Chinese direct entry students joining in year two or three, following their first year in China. The exploratory study relies on quantitative and qualitative data collected through questionnaires, focus groups and semi- structured interviews with Chinese direct entry students who are enrolled at the Greenwich Business School.

Research Assistant

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable Research Assistant who can support the project. Essential and desirable skills

  • Proficiency in Chinese and English (Essential)
  • Good Communication skills (Essential)
  • Experience in collecting data through interviews and focus groups (Desirable)
  • Tasks include:

  • Administrative project support
  • Data management
  • Supporting data collection process, including conducting interviews, generating and editing interview transcripts (generated via MS Word and translated from Chinese to English). No previous experience or knowledge required but it would be beneficial.
  • Supporting the analysis of data
  • The candidate should be available to carry out work between December and February (max. 20 hours a week).

    For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Katharina De Vita at

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