Assistant - Student Success

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 May 2024

Each year Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) delivers 20, 10 and 6-week Pre-sessional programmes.  These programmes are primarily for incoming international students who hold an offer for a Durham University degree and have narrowly missed their language condition for their main programme.  

The Assistant- Student Success will support the wider pre-sessional team to ensure the smooth running of the programmes. They will contribute to the provision of a professional, efficient administrative service, supporting a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment activities.

Their main responsibility will be providing a consistent and reliable point of on-site support for the programmes, resolving straightforward problems and issues and acting as a primary point of contact for students and staff on pre-sessional courses around the campus. 

For students, this may mean meeting with them to show them to classrooms or induction locations, signposting them to relevant support services or escalating to the wider pre-sessional team, as well as assisting with general queries and providing support for induction, registration and other administrative tasks students may be unfamiliar with (under the guidance of the Co-Ordinator- Student Success).

While supporting teachers, they will act swiftly to resolve issues (either themselves or by contacting relevant university services) such as access to classrooms, malfunctioning technology or rapid rollout of information.

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