Postgraduate Tutors Wanted! Top-Up, Reach and Early Secondary Programmes 2016-17

 

Interested in a worthwhile part-time job with excellent pay and benefits?

Want to work with school learners from S1-S6 in the West of Scotland in schools and on the university campus?

Like to enhance your skills and CV with valuable teaching experience?

Then tutoring on the University of Glasgow (UoG) Widening Participation (WP) Programmes 2016-17 could be for you.

The Top-Up Programme aims to facilitate progression to higher education for pupils from areas of low-participation, to make pupils aware of higher education as a real possibility, and to increase pupils’ confidence in themselves and their abilities to succeed. The focus of the Programme is to familiarise pupils with the key requirements of a higher education course of study, e.g., preparing for a lecture, participating in a seminar, completing a written assignment. At the same time, we aim to equip pupils with essential learning skills for higher education, such as critical thinking and deep active learning.

The Reach Programme aims to increase the numbers of applicants and entrants from areas of low participation.  Reach works with S4-S6 pupils, introducing them to these subject areas and preparing them for application.

The Early Secondary Programme works with S1-S3 pupils, raising awareness of and aspirations to studying in Higher Education after school and the careers to which this can lead. Pupils are encouraged to assess their skills and strengths and to make informed subject choices at this stage to keep all their options open.

Tutors

We are currently recruiting motivated, dynamic postgraduate tutors to work in schools on a part-time basis. The programmes run from September to June, but hours will vary from week to week. The main qualities required are generic (no subject specific input is required). However, a commitment to widening access issues is essential and experience of tutoring is preferred.

Applications

Please apply online at the following URL (quoting job reference number 014129 : http://www.gla.ac.uk/jobs/ Closing Date:  7th September 2016

For further information on the Top-Up Programme, please go to the Widening Participation at Glasgow website http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/wideningparticipation/

 

Volunteer with Sense Scotland

Sense Scotland’s One Giant Leap Programme supports young people with communication support needs and/or learning disabilities who are in the process of leaving school and we want to hear from you. The group involves supporting members to take part in activities such as art, music, drama, gardening and dance.The programme is looking for volunteers on a rolling basis.

For further details : 2016 volunteer poster

Revive MS Support – Artist Opportunity

Revive MS Support (www.revivemssupport.org.uk) wishes to commission an artist/designer to create a suitable artwork for its new Therapy and Administration Centre in Moorpark Court, Govan, Glasgow.

The purpose of the artwork is to recognise the contributions made by everyone who has helped us to buy and fit out the new Centre and to pay for the development of our services providing care and support to people who are living with Multiple Sclerosis as well as their carers/families.

The artwork will be displayed within the Reception Area of the new Centre. The budget for the commission is up to £3,700, including materials and artist’s fee.

For a copy of the full brief please go to www.revivemssupport.org.uk/commission-brief

If you are interested in applying you should send a ‘Statement of Interest’, together with a brief CV and around 7 images (with an image list) of your previous work (as a Powerpoint or PDF). Statements of Interest should be sent by email to cara@revivemssupport.org.uk by Tuesday 16th August 2016.

The timeline is as follows:

Date Action
Tuesday 16th August 2016 Deadline for Statements of Interest, CV’s and images. A Panel will consider submissions and select up 3 artists to Stage 2.
Tuesday 30th August 2016 Stage 2. £100 will be made available to up to 3 invited artists to submit their proposal. Details of requirements for submission can be found in the Commission Brief
Monday 24th October 2016 Deadline for proposals by selected artists
Monday 31st October 2016 A Panel meets to select artist for the commission
Monday 21st November 2016 ‘Mock-up’ (to be discussed with selected Artist) required by this date for showcasing at Reception event at the Centre
End April 2017 Artwork completed and installed in time for Official Opening of the Centre – planned for MS Awareness Week 2017 (29 April – 4 May)

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like more information: Cara Thom, Fundraising & Communications Manager, Revive MS Support, 16 Chapel Street Estate Glasgow G20 9BQ; t 0141 945 3344; m 07970 862 165

 

 

Diversity Arts Opportunity

Open Call to Artists (Paid opportunity)

From Darkness to Light

Diversity Arts is looking for three textile artists to take part in an upcoming project . In collaboration with the Daisy project and Glasgow Women’s Library. The project focuses on the stories of twelve women, from different backgrounds, the obstacles they have overcome throughout their lives, and the inherent strengths women possess.

From each woman’s story, six key points will be looked at. From each experience, feelings and thoughts will be transferred onto textile and conveyed into ‘outfits’. An ‘awareness production’ event will be performed in Glasgow and possibly other cities. The selected artists will work with one community group each and develop twenty-four ‘outfits’. We expect to perform in the 16 days of action

The project begins in August 2016. Artists will begin in Sept/Oct 2016. Interviews will be held in Aug/Sept 2016

If you would like to be considered for this project, please send a personal statement with your CV to info@diversityarts.org.uk

by Friday 12th August 2016.

GSA DESIGNERS GROUP R&D RESIDENCY, ‘BUILDING BLOCKS’ 2016

GSA are looking for 4 designers to take part in a research & development group residency in Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art. The Reid Gallery will become the studio, open at key times during the residency for talks and events. The residency lasts for two weeks 16-30 Sept 2016.
 
The designer can be from any design discipline, for example, graphics, illustration, service design, design innovation, textile, craft, silversmith & jewellery, furniture design, exhibition design, design curation, or interior design. The Designer should be over 1 year after graduating from under-graduate or post-graduate course.
 
This is two weeks to develop a project which for you represents the next step in your practice. Alternatively it can specifically tie into aspects of GSA Exhibitions work or context. For example, we are looking to find new methods of engaging our audiences. We are also within our gallery spaces looking for developing designs of gallery furniture such as invigilator chairs.
 
You can apply as an individual or as a collaboration. We expect each designer to develop their work in the Reid Gallery; and each to give a public lunchtime talk or lead an event in the gallery space during the residency. GSA is part of Doors Open Weekend 17 & 18 Sept so the designer should consider this opportunity to engage with public also as part of the residency as the gallery will be open 10-4.30 that weekend.
 
Each designer will receive:
Designer fee: £1000
Event fee: £125
Material costs up to £200
Per diems: £200
 
Please note that there are no travel costs or accommodation available
 
How to apply:
To be considered for this opportunity please send the info outlined below to t.kotze@gsa.ac.uk for no later than 5pm Fri 19 August.
 
Please include Subject line: Building Blocks Residency
 
– A statement of intent no more than 500 words outlining proposed research for what you would like to do on this research & development residency.
– Bio / CV including contact info, of no more than 2 pages
– Up to 6 supporting images with image list
 
Guidance on submitting material:
– If larger than 10MB in entirety, please send by WeTransfer or similar
– Please save your image files as DESIGNER NAME_TITLE OF WORK_YEAR.jpg
– Images will be viewed on screen so donot require to be large files
– To submit video, film, sound or web work please send appropriate urls (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube)
– Regarding any supporting material, print or publication, for ease we would prefer links to url featuring them.
 
Timeline:
Deadline: 5pm Fri 19 August
All candidates informed of outcome by Fri 26 August
Residency begins Fri 16 Sept
Doors Open Weekend Sat 17 & Sun 18 Sept
Residency concludes Fri 30 Sept 2016
 
About GSA Exhibitions:
The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Department curates a year-round public programme that works with contemporary artists, designers and architects from the UK and abroad, as well as interacting with teaching and research activities and developing creative opportunities with staff and students. Our innovative programme of exhibitions, performance, seminars, talks, off-site projects, publishing initiatives and outreach, aims to explore the creative, social and educational nature of contemporary practice. We also make exciting links to the rich heritage and architecture of The Glasgow School of Art and its collections. Throughout the academic year there is the opportunity to see the work of the GSA undergraduates and postgraduates.
 
GSA Exhibitions has a track record of organising group residencies, see:
 
Three Points of Contact Residency
Colm Cille’s Spiral Residency
This is GSA Exhibitions’ first residency for designers. To view more of our projects please go to: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/exhibitions
 
Please phone office hours Mon-Fri 9-5 if you have any questions: 0141 353 4538
 
This opportunity has received support as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, an initiative delivered by VisitScotland.
 
Deadline is Friday 19 August 2016 at 5pm