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Work opportunities for SELLL students

We are taking applications for our Student Leadership Programme, Student Blogger positions and SELLL Café Assistant positions. Hear from current students about what they have loved working with us this year and find more details and how to apply.

5 March 2024

Work opportunities for SELLL students

Are you passionate about SELLL? Looking for paid work experience that fits around your studies? Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for SELLL students to undertake paid work alongside your studies. 

  • We are recruiting two Café Assistants to work alongside our current Café Leader to run the SELLL Café in the Percy Foyer.
  • We are recruiting two members of our Student Blogger Team who will run the Careers blog and the School instagram (@ncl_english) whilst also contributing to the SELLL Learning Community.
  • Our Student Leadership Programme offers SELLL students flexible work to help us to run our Open Days and Offer Holder Days. 

The deadline for all applications is 12th March at 5pm. All interviews will be held in the week commencing 18th March.

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Student Leadership Programme

We are looking to recruit energetic and ambitious students from the School to help on a range of student-focused tasks across the year. You will mostly be helping out at recruitment events such as Open Days and Offer Holder Days. The role is completely flexible and you choose if and when you work. 

The hourly pay for this role is £13.45. 

Please find the full role description here: Student Leader 2024-25 Role Description

We asked Jasmine Ralphs, a Stage 2 Linguistics and German student what she loves about being a Student Leader:

"I enjoy being a student leader as it’s a great opportunity to share my passion for my linguistics! I particularly enjoy chatting with prospective students about studying English language/linguistics and it’s always great to see the excitement on peoples’ faces as they learn more about it. The prospective students and their families are really friendly and are genuinely interested to hear a student’s perspective on studying at Newcastle.
I like the fact that there are lots of different roles that you rotate between throughout the open days; one of my favourites is welcoming people into Percy to make sure they get a good first impression of SELLL. I also enjoy giving people tours of Percy; they are always impressed with the facilities and it’s a great chance to talk about Newcastle as a whole. I love feeling like I have helped people to make a more informed choice about their future.
Being a student leader is also a great way to earn some extra money without having to make a regular commitment."
And here is what Stage 1 English Literature and Creative Writing student, Scarlet Davies, loves:
"Working during Open Days has been so much fun! It’s a great opportunity to talk about your experience of your degree to students considering studying at Newcastle. It’s really relaxed, and the students get a chance to ask questions about English and life as a student in general. It’s particularly useful being in Stage 1 as you can talk to visitors about your recent experience joining the degree, the University and even the different modules that you take or are considering taking in the second year. Everyone working Open Days are super friendly and there is always help available if you don’t know the answer to a certain question. It’s a good way to earn some money whilst not feeling tied down by a regular part-time job. I would definitely recommend the experience!"

You can apply for the Student Leadership Programme here.

Student Blogger Team

We are looking for three students with skills and experience in social media, blogging and/or communication to join the SELLL Student Blogger Team. Primarily working on the SELLL Careers blog and Instagram (@NCL_English), successful candidates will be helping to promote opportunities to help SELLL students start to shape their careers beyond university and contributing to the Learning Community that we have in Percy. They will be motivated, energetic and able to connect with others using a friendly yet informative tone. 

The hourly pay for this role is £12.63. 

You can find the full role description here: Student Blogger 24-25 Role Description

We asked Daisy Harrison, Stage 3 English Literature student, what she enjoyed about her time working with the Student Blogger Team: 

“Being a student blogger has been fun! I’ve enjoyed learning about all the amazing events that the School puts on (such as NCLA) and finding out about internship opportunities. 
I’ve been able to develop my Canva skills when making Instagram posts and practice writing non-academically for the SELLL Careers website!”

You can apply to be a part of the Student Blogger Team here.

Café Assistants

We are recruiting a team of 2 Café Assistants to work alongside the current Café Leader and Café Assitant. The SELLL student café (known as the Percy Café) is a space where students can socialise, read, write, collaborate on group work and grab a coffee/snack. The café is available to students and staff alike and will be run by the Café Leader alongside a team of Café Assistants.  

The hourly pay for this role is £13.45.

You can find the full role description here: Café Assistant 24-25 Role Description

We asked Eloise Crowder, a Stage 2 English Language and Literature student, what she has loved about working in the Percy Cafe this year:

"Working in the Percy cafe has been an incredibly rewarding job for me as a stage 2 student. The Percy cafe is not only a fun and relaxed environment, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to meet all SELLL students. The staff are incredibly supportive and friendly, making it easy to communicate and collaborate effectively. One of the things I most appreciate about working here is the flexibility of the working hours as they ensure that your working hours are tailored to your university hours and personal commitments. Working in the cafe has been a pleasure and I look forward to continuing to meet new and current students."

You can apply for the role of Café Assistant here.