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Worcester Business School Student Demonstrator - Open to current University of Worcester Students only

Student demonstrators provide technical demonstration during computer based teaching sessions.

This comprises of assisting students with the setup and use of Worcester Business School computing systems and software.

This might include supporting level 4 and 5 students with activities such as:
• Setting up and using software or services.
• Use of software to create, develop and test artifacts (such as software, web sites, databases).
• Use of software to undertake activities in order to achieve a specified outcome.
• Demonstrating appropriate application and concepts.

Student demonstrators will demonstrate on one or more of the following modules:
COMP1331 – Introduction to Game Design and Engineering
COMP1341 – Introduction to Web & Database Development
COMP1342 – Creative Computing
COMP1347 – Programming: Concepts to Construction
COMP1812 – Programming and Scripting
BUSM1814 – Web & E-business
COMP2331 – Object Orientated Design and Development
COMP2341 – Web Application Development
COMP2351 – Game Design & Engineering
COMP2381 – E-business

*Applicants must be a current University of Worcester student studying at level 5 (2nd year) or 6 (3rd year) at the time of undertaking the role

Selection methods to include;
• A short presentation based on of a set of scenarios provided in advance (with the option of using a single presentation slide) demonstrating communications skills and subject knowledge in one of the target modules. Detail of which modules are relevant is outlined in the following overview of post. (5 mins)

• Questions from the panel regarding communications skills and subject knowledge. (5 mins)

The selection panel to include two academic staff from the Worcester Business School.

In the supporting statement of your application form please give evidence to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification; you are advised to address each item on the person specification in turn and give specific examples of activities you have undertaken.


Closing date: Monday 26 Mar 2018

Reference number: STU1804-3555

Job details

Job details

Band 2, pt 4, £8.42 per hour including £1.81 p per hour holiday pay
Part time, as required, by agreement
24th September 2018
Responsible to
Head of Dept. Computing, Worcester Business School
Responsible for
Interview date
Week commencing 23/04/2018

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Main duties

Main duties

The main duties student lab demonstrators are to provide support through technical demonstration during laboratory classes. Technical demonstration consists of supporting students with:

1. Installation and setup of software required by the module on laboratory computers.

2. Installation and setup of software on personal devices such as laptops, tablet computers or mobile devices that students may have brought into the lab where appropriate.

3. Setup and management of accounts for services that are required by the module.

4. Use of software such as interactive editing and development environments in creating and developing software artifacts.

5. Use of testing and debugging tools to support the process of identifying errors in software artifacts.

Student lab demonstrators are required to:

1. Direct students to the module tutor if the student requires assistance outside of the scope of technical demonstration.

2. Work with module tutors to identify appropriate sessions in which to demonstrate and notify module tutors if there is any cause for concern.

3. Be observant within the class and responsive to students requiring assistance.

4. Maintain a professional demeanour and carry out your duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University’s commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students.

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.


Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

1. Must be a current University of Worcester student studying at level 5 (2nd year) or 6 (3rd year) at the time of undertaking the role

Achieved grade A (A+ to A- inclusive) in one or more of the following modules:

2. COMP1812, COMP1817, COMP1331, COMP1342, COMP1343, COMP1345, COMP1347, BUSM1814, COMP2231, COMP2331, COMP2341, COMP2347, COMP2351, COMP2361, COMP2363, COMP2381


Provide evidence of equivalent subject knowledge covering the scope of two or more of the above modules.

3.Passed all modules previously taken at University of Worcester

4.Relevant subject knowledge commensurate with a level 5 or level 6 student.

5.A working knowledge of the software tools and systems used within the Worcester Business School

6.Ability to communicate confidently and clearly to students

7.Reliability in terms of attendance

8.Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a wide range of people and have a patient, tolerant and empathetic approach

9.Willing to undertake Mentor Level 1 training

Applications from Non EEA Workers:
Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at .

Visit  for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules.

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs
The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.


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