3rd-year Project Success workshops
A group of students doing coursework together
As an extension of the London Met PASS scheme, we are organising Project Success workshops for 3rd-year students.
These workshops aim to enable students to achieve success in doing their Honours projects/dissertations, offering student-led sessions through the different stages of project work, facilitated by trained graduates/Postgraduate students.
The sessions will be based around different subject areas/clusters, with scheduling arranged by the relevant Schools.
We are looking for PASS Facilitators to help run the workshops.
What is the role of PASS Facilitators?
To facilitate Project Success Workshops, using small-group activities and discussions; offer advice and suggestions; refer students to specialised help; and provide feedback.
PASS Facilitators can draw on their own knowledge and experience of undergraduate study/projects to help students share and develop ideas to achieve success.
What does it involve?
Attendance at training is essential.
PASS Facilitators will plan and facilitate a set of 5 workshops (1-2 hours each) across the year, in liaison with Course/Subject leaders and Academic Mentors.
The required commitment is to facilitate all workshops (working in pairs), plus undertaking preparation and giving feedback on the sessions and student progress (for which additional hours are paid).
PASS Facilitators are paid the London Living Wage. The workshop sessions will commence in November 2018 and run through until April 2019. In addition, free training is provided (November 2018).
To qualify as a PASS Facilitator you need to have a strong academic record, prior experience in doing projects/research, and be familiar with the UK Higher Education context. You should have very good communication and interpersonal skills, including proficiency in English, ability to work with diverse students, respect, empathy, friendliness and commitment.
What training is provided?
All PASS Facilitators are required to complete a training session (3 hours). The training includes role and responsibilities, ethical conduct, workshop aims and activities, communication and group-facilitation skills. Training groups will be held on the 14th and 15th November 2018 (5.30-8.30pm).
What are the benefits of being a PASS Facilitator?
It gives you the opportunity to improve your CV by gaining valuable work experience, while offering you free training and the chance to make some extra money. The experience can build your communication and interpersonal skills and your confidence, as well as enhance your knowledge of your area of study and good academic practice. On completion of the workshop sessions, you will be issued with a certificate of participation.
How to apply
Applications will be checked by Schools who will advise on the selection of those suitably qualified for training. Attending and passing the training is a condition for becoming a PASS Facilitator.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 2nd November 2018.