Student Learning Adviser at the University of Kent, UK

Deadline: 25 September 2013
Open to: anyone with proven experience of supporting students, teaching or advice work in adult, further or higher education and previous experience of managing educational projects
Remuneration: ranges from  £31,331 to £36,298 per annum


The Student Learning Advisory Service is part of the Unit of the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT), which consists of four highly committed teams, with strong links to academic departments and central services within the University. The different teams are involved in numerous initiatives within student support, quality assurance, curriculum development, staff and educational development. The Unit works with networks and support agencies at institutional, regional and national level.

The Student Learning Advisory Service is a centrally funded service responsible for student guidance and information on issues related to student learning and study skills development, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This includes leadership in student retention initiatives such as the Advantage Initiative and the ‘VALUE’ student retention programme which has attracted national interest for its achievements. This provision is available at the University’s Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge campuses and includes liaison with the University’s partner colleges.

Tasks will include to develop and extend the Student Learning Advisory Service provision on the Canterbury campus. To provide advice and guidance to all students: undergraduate and postgraduate from all schools and all disciplines. To design, deliver and evaluate the generic and embedded study skills sessions as well as develop and extend the retention programmes.


With a first degree or professional experience to a comparable level, candidates will have proven experience of supporting students in the development of effective study and learning strategies, teaching or advice work in adult, further or higher education and previous experience of managing educational projects.

The successful candidate will have effective and proven communication and interpersonal skills and be a Competent user of the Microsoft Office suite of programmes e.g. Word and Excel, and an experienced user of email and the Internet with the ability to work autonomously and as a team member.


The yearly salary may range from £31,331 to £36,298.


To apply for this post you will be asked to complete a short form and upload your CV, a one page summary (covering letter) and any other supporting documents that you would like to submit. Your application should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the criteria for the post. Copies of certificates for qualifications you have stated you have achieved in your application will be requested at offer stage; in particular, those that were deemed as essential for the post.

Applications must be received through the official webpage before 25 September 2013. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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