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MATES Project Researcher

Listed by Heriot-Watt University Student Union


Application deadline: Fri 07 May 2021 09:00
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We anticipate this role will take no longer than 100 hours over a 6 week period. This averages at roughly 16 hours per week between role starting and end of June 2021. We’re flexible with when you work, but it’s best if you can work between 9-5.


Wed 12 May 2021 Wednesday 12th May 2021. Interviews will be held virtually - if you're successful we'll send you all the details you'll need



We’re looking for a Mates Project Researcher to research, analyse and evaluate the Student Union’s current peer-support scheme, MATES. 

You’ll work alongside our Activities Coordinator to deliver a survey, several focus groups and write and present your findings to a select group of Student Union and University staff. 

It’s a brilliant opportunity for anyone interested in conducting research to help improve the student experience at Heriot-Watt and seeing first-hand the impact of peer-support, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We think this role is best-suited to either a graduating student or a Masters student able to work alongside their studies, though we’d welcome applications from anyone who fits the job description. 



We are Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We’re based at Riccarton (on the outskirts of Edinburgh) and our main goal is to make sure that Heriot-Watt students have THE BEST TIME whilst studying here. We have food & drink venues, a nightclub and shop, plus we work with Students to make their time at Heriot-Watt the best it can be through our Advice Hub, societies, academic representation and a whole load of volunteering opportunities.  

You’ll join a friendly, hardworking and professional team and have a real opportunity to make a difference for students.  

The role will be home-based. You’ll need to have access to your own computer for the role. 



If you answer yes to these questions, then apply now!  

  • Do you have experience in running a research project? (Dissertations count!) 

  • Do you enjoy analysing and evaluating data? 

  • Do you feel comfortable speaking to a wide range of students and presenting information? 

  • Do you understand issues facing students during the pandemic? 

  • Are you interested in improving the student experience for others? 

  • Do you want to work in an exciting environment with a fun and supportive team? 



  • If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role, get in touch with Polly, the Activities Coordinator 

  • If you think you’re the right person for the job, get your application in by Friday 7th May @ 9 am. 

  • If you’re successful, we’ll be in touch by end of Friday 7th May! 

  • Interviews will be held virtually on Wednesday 12th May. 



Mates Project Researcher Job Description

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