Division of Psychiatry

21 September 2021

This opportunity is no longer available

The Division of Psychiatry is looking for PGTAs for 2021-22. Start date: 29 September 2021. Deadline to apply: Friday 24 September 2021.


Department: Division of Psychiatrys
Modules:  A range of modules across the Mental Health Sciences MSc

Number of hours: Up to 6 hours a week and no more than 180 hours per annum
Start date: 29 September 2021
Duration: Up to 1 year

Grade: 6
Location: London (UCL Bloomsbury Campus) and online

Application deadline:  24 September 2021 at 17:00

Job description    

The purpose of these roles is to support teaching and learning in our postgraduate taught portfolio, working with the academic leads to support the delivery of teaching for students. 

  • The ‘tech buddy’ role involves being present during online teaching and acting as the Zoom meeting host (admitting people in the meeting, introducing the speaker, recording the session, screen sharing, managing break out rooms etc). It might also involve on some occasions being present during hybrid face-to-face teaching and helping out with live streaming of the session. Also, this role can be combined with a teaching assistant role for some modules. 
  • The ‘Social Coordinator’ role involves organising events for the MSc students (online and face-to-face events).
  • The study group co-lead will be meeting with their group of MSc students every two weeks approximately, either remotely or face-to-face and provide support with Journal Clubs and research projects.
  • The placements coordinator will be organising the different available placements, either clinical or research placements and allocating students to placements. Please note that placements are voluntary for students. 
  • Teaching Assistants for Statistics module will be required to support group tasks during online lectures during Term 2 for this module. The material and exercises are provided for you, and you will receive instructions from the lecturer.

General duties

  • Marking a range of assignments on research methods e.g. systematic review, questionnaire design, statistics, poster presentations, PowerPoint presentations.
  • Supporting module leads with administrative tasks such as, uploading files or videos to Moodle, setting up zoom links for classes and emailing instructions to speakers. 

Requirements for role 

  • Applicants should be working towards a relevant PhD and have specialist skill appropriate to the courses taught. 
  • Applicants should have a background in Mental Health and some knowledge of research methods.
  • Good communication and organisational skills are essential along with a keen interest in teaching. 
  • Applicants must have taken Arena One: Gateway Workshop. 
  • PGTAs may be expected to be present on Bloomsbury campus. 

How to apply 

Applicants should send a CV and a short statement to Noorjaben Monowari (n.monowari@ucl.ac.uk) explaining their suitability for the PGTA role and any previous experience. They should also state their preference for a particular role as listed above or if they would like to be considered for any role.

Successful applicants must have their right to work verified before the start date of their contracts.