Research and Student Administrator Job Opening
Organization Name : Kingston University
Post Name : Research And Student Administrator
Employment Type : Full Time
Qualification : Any Graduate, Post Graduate
Industry : Private
Work Hours : 8 Hours
Job Experience : 2 To 3 Years
Salary : GBP 2000 To GBP 2100 Per Month
Location : Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom KT1 2EE
Kingston University London is a public research university located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, in South West London, England. Its roots go back to the Kingston Technical Institute, founded in. It received university status in, before which the institution was known as Kingston Polytechnic.
Kingston has 16,820 students and a turnover of £192 million. It has four campuses situated in Kingston and Roehampton. The university specialises in the arts, design, fashion, science, engineering, and business and is organised into four faculties:
Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (which combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences), Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. The Kingston Business School is CNAA MBA degree approved.
In, the university won The Guardian University Award for teaching excellence. Kingston is a member of the European University Association, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and University Alliance group. Kingston was founded as Kingston Technical Institute in, it offered courses in chemistry, electrical wiring, construction and nursing.
In Gipsy Hill College for teacher training opened, a predecessor of Kingston University. In the Kingston School of Art separated from the Technical Institute, later to become Kingston College of Art . In 1946 Gipsy Hill College moved to Kingston Hill. In, the first Penrhyn Road campus buildings opened.
Kingston was recognised as a ‘Regional College of Technology’ by the Ministry of Education . In , the College of Technology merged with the College of Art to become Kingston Polytechnic, offering 34 major courses, of which 17 were at degree level. In , Kingston merged with the Gipsy Hill College of Education, incorporating the college’s faculty into Kingston’s Division of Educational Studies.
This is an administrative role responding to the requirements of managing the administration of the research programmes for postgraduate research degree students. The post holder is responsible on a day to day basis for providing specialised administrative support in respect of postgraduate research student (PGRs) progression and coordination between PGRs, the Doctoral Schools, Doctoral College, Doctoral Office and their academic supervisory teams.
The role operates as part of a team of Research Administrators. There are four Doctoral Schools (one within each Faculty) and this post will be based in one of these Schools and report to the Doctoral College Academic Manager. The post will be assigned to a particular Faculty but as it is part of a team it will need to respond reasonably and flexibly to support other team members in the provision of PGR administration.
Student Administration Responsibilities
Daily email and face-to-face contact with a diverse range of students, staff and
external contacts and be responsible for dealing with a range of queries.
Act as first point of contact for student enquiries to the RKE office regarding the
doctoral training programme and Mres
Host and co-ordinate all logistics for intensive weeks of the doctoral training
Administer all central aspects of admission, student support, and student review and
assessment for MRes students.
Coordinate and maintain programme teaching timetables through the RCA’s
timetabling system (CELCAT) and make arrangements for tutorials, lectures and
Ensure all data/information is updated in the student records in a timely fashion.
Managing content for students with inclusion plans and in liaison with Student
Be responsible for the monitoring and recording attendance across doctoral training
and MRes programmes.
Provide all other necessary administrative support to doctoral training and Mres
programmes, including course handbook, student records, updating the intranet and
VLE, publications, VLs, travel, room bookings, and local finance to ensure the smooth
running of the programme.
Student Administration Skills
Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure.
Attention to Detail.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
General Administrative Skills.