PhDs – another fabulous (and paid) opportunity: facilitate this year’s Sustainability Challenge

As you may be aware, the University is currently recruiting facilitators to support the delivery of the ‘Sustainability Challenge’. The Challenge forms part of the 2016 Manchester Welcome for all first year students, and takes place this year on Tuesday 20th September.  There are now a number of paid opportunities for PGR students to join the team of facilitators.

Paid PGR Challenge facilitators will work alongside a wide range of volunteer staff facilitators to deliver two workshop sessions (am & pm) to interdisciplinary groups of students. The content of the challenge includes films, twitter feeds and a countdown clock, all of which are streamed via the web to ensure everything happens at the same time.  The facilitator role is to encourage, guide and support three to four groups of students as they work through the challenge.  The University staff and PGRs who facilitated last year really enjoyed the Challenge and most are coming back for more.

Full training will be provided, including the opportunity to work through the Challenge with other new facilitators. Facilitators need to be confident in working with groups of students but don’t need to be experts in sustainability.

 ·        Payment will be on the GTA pay scale at £15.04/hour. Payment will be provided for the 1 day training session (10.00-16.00 -see details below) and for the day of the Challenge (20th September, 9.00-17.00). You must be available to attend one training session and for the entire day of the Challenge.

 ·        Training sessions will run daily in the week commencing 12th September.  All training sessions will start at 10:00 and finish at 4 pm, and will include a sandwich lunch.  Successful applicants will be asked to sign up for their preferred training session.

 To find out more and to register your interest please visit the SDCE website.   Please click on the link to register your interest as a facilitator making clear on the form that you are a PGR student applying for the paid facilitator role.

 If you have questions for the organisers, please contact us via EGC@manchester.ac.uk or telephone the Student Development & Community Engagement Division (52851)

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