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Techne Racial Justice Partner Placements
established an ongoing programme of Racial Justice Fellow placements to
help explore issues of racial justice across the Techne community. As a Techne
community it is important we ensure support for global majority students and
students of colour at all stages of the PhD process; from application, through
to experiences and support during the PhD, and then into careers beyond.
The Techne community includes a set of proactive partners from across the
creative and cultural industries who work with Techne to provide opportunities
for knowledge exchange through student placements, training and CDAs.
on the work of our Racial Justice Fellows a selection of Techne partners (The
National Archives, The Wellcome Collection, London Metropolitan Archives, The
National Trust and the ICA) have come together to identify the opportunity for
a shared programme of Racial Justice Partner Placements to review the current
practices and processes across the partner organisations. These organisations are referred to
collectively in this document as the ‘first phase’. It is likely that this would form an initial
scoping exercise before undertaking one project across a key area for partner
organisations. For example:
·Anti-racism and discrimination policies, plans and strategies
·Collections – researching content, exploring context, structure,
description and language and guidance on acquisitions,
dispersals and repatriation
·Pastoral Care and Mental Health; including in relation to engaging with
·Education/Outreach team / External Engagement / Community Activity
undertaking Racial Justice Partner Placements will work together to design and ultimately
to implement a programme of activities around racial justice with the partner organisations. Those undertaking Racial Justice Partner
Placements will work towards a sharing meeting with senior leaders within the
partner organisations and events to amplify findings.This will contribute directly to policy and practice with Techne partners
and shape Techne’swider agenda and
strategy for ensuring racial justice across our research community.
anticipate extending the funding for up to 3 current Techne students annually
(through the Techne placement/ career enhancement programme) to act as Racial
Justice Partner Placement students.
placement student will be eligible for a stipend extension of up to three months
for full time placements (5 days per week for 3 months or 60 days over a longer
period) initially, which can be extended to six months. In accordance with the Techne and AHRC regulations on
placement-based extensions/career enhancement, a doctoral student can only
receive a maximum of six months extension made up of multiple placements of a
minimum 30 days to a maximum 130 days/6 months during their PhD, and must start
the placement during their funded period.
We anticipate this programme running throughout the life-time of Techne.
The Racial Justice Partner Placement students will be a collective, supported by
all of the partner organisations involved in this first phase. For management and support, each Racial
Justice Partner Placement student will be supported by a member of the staff
from one of the partner organisations decided in discussion with the Techne team.
The Racial Justice Partner Placement students will work with the Techne Director
or Deputy Director to develop their activities. They will be informally
supported by Techne’s Racial Justice Fellows working directly with Techne. We hope to develop this into a mentoring
network as more Racial Justice Partner Placement students (and organisations)
join. They will also provide reports to
the Techne Steering Group, Management Group and Training Group discussing their
plans with these groups and feeding into these group’s wider work to ensure Techne’s
Racial Justice activities are embedded across the community.
Justice Partner Placement students will be able to apply for additional funds
through the Student-led Events, Training & Development Day and Conflux
applications process should these be needed. Events and the management of the
budget will be supported by the Techne admin team and will be subject to the
standard Techne/AHRC regulations.
invite expressions of interest in these roles in the form of a maximum 500 word
statement that details your interest in the role, your experience in working on
racial justice and what you would like to do in the fellowship.
we will encourage applications from global majority students and students of colour,
we would like all Techne students who are eligible to consider this
also detail your year of study, institution and confirm that you have discussed
this with your supervisor. Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4th October 2021.
wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact
October – shortlisting completed and interviewees contacted
November 2021 first cohort starts
The Careers Group PGR Careers Support
Inclusivity Researcher Placement
We have a placement opportunity
to work within The Careers Group, University of London (PGR careers support) on
a special project to support the development of the Careers Support Content and
Communication Strategy to achieve inclusive and proportional reach of the
dedicated careers support to the broadest possible population of Techne
students. The placement opportunity is for 210 hours (equivalent 6 weeks full
time/12 weeks half time, with some flexibility in scheduling and with the
expectation of remote working). The placement activity can be undertaken in the
period August 2021 to November 2021 and will be supervised by the Techne
Careers Consultant, Liz Wilkinson.
This placement offers
the opportunity to gain experience in
Service evaluation, survey design and
continuous quality improvement
Inclusive and co-created learning
design and teaching delivery
Stakeholder promotion and
Organising and collaborating for the
best impact for students
The PGR Career
Support Researcher will carry out self-directed research with Techne PGR students
to analyse current student usage trends and feedback, to survey student careers
support wants and needs and to benchmark Techne careers support provision in
comparison with national PGR careers support provision and within other
AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships. The researcher will be supported to
articulate and pilot micro-experiments such as co-created webinar/website
content offer and new student engagement and promotion methods to inform our
methodology and strategy for improving the inclusivity and the reach of the Techne
careers support. Inclusivity will include but not be limited to: underrepresented
characteristics, such as ethnicity, gender, age, disability, neurodiversity or
sexual orientation; as well as those whose engagement with careers support may face
barriers arising from health conditions or family care responsibilities. The
researcher will produce a report evaluating the reach and inclusivity of the
careers support, and make recommendations on how Techne careers support might
be improved in terms of reach and inclusivity.
PGR Careers Support Inclusivity Researcher, Key tasks:
Analyse student usage trends and feedback on Techne dedicated careers support
Undertake survey of Techne students wants and needs in terms of dedicated careers support, with a focus on inclusivity and reach
Undertake concise overview research on PGR careers support provision and practice nationally
Generate proposals for new career content (for webinars/website) and student promotion and engagement and generate some micro-experiments to test those ideas.
Produce a report to inform the Careers Support Content and Communication Strategy
In accordance with
and AHRC regulations
on placement-based extensions/career enhancement, a doctoral student can only
receive six months extension during their PhD, and must start the placement
during their funded period.
Key skills for this
Quantitative & Qualitative Data
Analysis Skills, including MS Excel
Communication and promotional skills
Demonstrable creativity and inclusive
Good organisational skills
We invite expressions
of interest in this placement in the form of a maximum 500 word statement that
details your interest in the role and what you would bring to it. Please also
detail your year of study, institution and confirm that you have discussed this
with your supervisor.
Please contact Liz
Wilkinson (Techne Careers Consultant)
Elizabeth.Wilkinson@careers.lon.ac.uk if you would like to find out more
about what this placement opportunity might involve and how you could make it
work for you.
Other placement opportunities will be added to this page when available.