The Constitution Unit



Where is the office located?

The office is located in the UCL School of Public Policy: The Rubin Building 29/30 Tavistock Sq, London.

What is the writing sample and how long should it be?

The writing sample can be an essay or a report or a section or summary of a dissertation. The sample should be no longer than 3000 words.

How many other people volunteer at the Constitution Unit?

There are typically 3–6 volunteers in every three-month intake.

How often do you recruit?

We have four intakes each year. These are in January, April, July and October

What are the typical office hours?

Standard office hours – the office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Can I volunteer full time or part time?

Yes, we are flexible and we usually ask volunteers to work between 3 and 5 days a week at the Unit.

What projects will I be working on?

You will be working on one of the research topics in the Unit, and be supervised by an academic and/or a researcher. For the current list of topics that are available, please consult the main Research Volunteers page.

Whom will I be working with?

The Unit is run by the Director, Professor Meg Russell, and the Deputy Director, Dr Alan Renwick. The team also includes several other full-time and part-time academics and researchers and an administrator.

Any other questions? 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Cronkshaw, the Unit's Office Manager: constitution@ucl.ac.uk