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Paid opportunity! Undergrad Dissertation Journal project


Your Students' Union will be running a pilot project this year - the Sussex Students' Dissertation Journal (name pending - ideas welcome). This forms part of your Undergraduate Education Officer Chris's manifesto pledge to get more for students out of their education.

The journal will be a platform for students to publish their final piece of work - be it a written dissertation or a practical project. This will enable former students to have their work published, while giving current students working on their dissertations or final year projects inspiration and examples of exemplary work.

We're looking for students to help us on the practical end of the project - paying for the work they do. We will also be working with the Library and University Staff to create and publish the journal. This will take place from the week commencing 21 October until the end of January 2020 (dates subject to change).

The roles available are

  • Chief Editor - Paid role, £500 in total - £250 when the project begins, £250 when the first edition of the journal is officially released.  Autumn term, (including holidays)Full role description can be found here.
  • Communications Officer - £300 total - £150 at the launch of the project, £150 when the first edition is officially released. Autumn Term (Including holidays). Full role description can be found here
  • Multimedia Submissions Editor - £300 in total - £150 at the launch of the project, £150 when the first edition is officially released. Autumn Term (Including holidays). Full role description can be found here.

More information on the project and roles

Three students are needed to work as part of a team for the new Undergraduate Dissertation Journal project (name pending). The Journal is part of a push to increase opportunities for Undergraduate students to publish their work and for students to generally be more involved in publishing processes. The Journal aims to do exactly what is in its title - to publish innovative dissertations created by students at Sussex.

The successful candidates will have a serious interest in academic publishing and research. They will need to be hard working and have great communication skills. The project will be highly rewarding as long as the successful candidate is willing to put real time and effort into it. The position is open to all current students and would be ideal for students interested in further academic studies or research. We are especially looking for students from BAME, international, faith communities, liberation groups and other disengaged student communities.  

Please note you will need to be set-up as self employed. If you are not, the Students’ Union can help you through this process. It is worth noting that there is an increasing trend in academics and researchers working freelance, so signing up to work freelance now may be beneficial to you in the future.

If you are interested in any of the roles please submit a CV and a page-long personal statement to this form: https://forms.gle/aYCsKQzdGDohHX7U6

If your application is chosen, you will be notified on 18th October. 

For any questions please contact: ugeducation@sussexstudent.com 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 17th October. 

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is only available to current Sussex students.


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