Postgraduate Studentship Scheme

The Postgraduate Studentship Scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for you to complement your postgraduate study with exposure to real life working environments within a paid position at Hartpury.

With only a limited number of positions on offer, the Postgraduate Studentship Scheme is a much sought after opportunity. Each post comprises a two-year term-time contract of 15 hours a week and is an ideal opportunity for those who would like to work within the education or research sectors.

This competitive programme has seen past graduates going on to roles such as Lecturing, Performance Analysis, Senior Coaching positions and Sponsorship Coordinator roles to name a few. Applications will be scrutinised individually with those with good organisational and interpersonal skills welcomed. 

Each successful applicant will complete a full induction programme and receive ongoing continuing professional development opportunities throughout the year. Such CPD activities will include teaching and learning qualifications and support for Higher Education Academy membership; while adding a distinctive range of workplace responsibilities to their CVs. As such, the Postgraduate Studentship Scheme offers the ideal opportunity to subsidise postgraduate study fees, while demonstrating the ability to combine further degree study with the demands of contributing to a challenging professional workplace environment and developing a range of transferable skills that are highly prized by potential future employers.

The Postgraduate Studentship Scheme comprises two distinct roles of Teaching Assistant (TA) and Research Assistant (RA). Each of the RA’s will be aligned to one of the four proposed key research arenas; Sustainable communities & Wellbeing, Animal welfare, Sport Performance and, Pedagogy & practice. Each of the TA’s will be coupled with one of the HE departments; Agriculture, Animal, Equine, Sport and Veterinary Nursing.

Teaching and learning duties for the TA roles would involve supporting practical classes, small group work, practical demonstrates and guided lecture delivery for modules and programmes within their department. 

RA roles would involve engaging with and supporting the coordination, development and dissemination of research within their allocated research arena.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are open. Click here for an application form.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) reports will be required from any successful candidate.*

* Hartpury College is an equal opportunities employer.