Frequently Asked Questions

If you have specific questions that have not been answered below, please submit them to studentsuccess@teachingandlearning.ie

Eligibility – who can apply?

Yes, we will accept applications from students who are currently registered and who will registered at a higher education institution* in the 2021/22 academic year.

(*University, Institute of Technology, Technological University, Private Colleges, RCSI, Colleges of Education. Please see list of eligible private colleges here)

Yes, once you will registered with an Irish higher education institution in the 2021/22 academic year you are eligible to apply for the Student Associate role.

We accept applications from students that are currently registered and who will be registered in an Irish higher education institution for the 2021/22 academic year, including active members of Students’ Unions and student associations.

All student associates must be current registered students and to be enrolled for the 2021/22 academic year in an Irish Higher Education Institution (HEI).

No specific previous experience in a similar or related role is required of applicants for this position All students have valuable experience with teaching and learning and are eligible to apply.

No. To be eligible to apply for this role, you must currently be a registered student in an Irish Higher Education Institution and will be enrolled for the 2021/22 academic year.

Yes, we will accept applications from students who are currently registered and who will registered at a higher education institution* in the 2021/22 academic year.

(*University, Institute of Technology, Technological University, Private Colleges, RCSI, Colleges of Education)

Yes, we will accept applications from students who are currently registered and who will registered at a higher education institution* in the 2021/22 academic year.

(*University, Institute of Technology, Technological University, Private Colleges, RCSI, Colleges of Education)

Yes, we will accept applications from students who are currently registered and who will registered at a higher education institution* in the 2021/22 academic year.

(*University, Institute of Technology, Technological University, Private Colleges, RCSI, Colleges of Education)

No. This role is only open to those students registered in institutions in the Republic of Ireland.

The role and responsibilities 

Yes, the student associates will be paid at a rate of €14.09 per hour.

No. This is a part-time position. The student associates are expected to work approximately 25 hours per semester (a maximum of 50 hours per academic year) with the National Forum. The student associates will not be expected to work during the summer months.

The role will begin in October 2021.

Yes, the student associates will have an induction and ongoing support from the National Forum Team.

Student associates will work from their existing location. There may be times when student associates will be asked to travel within Ireland for meetings, updates and reviews subject to COVID 19 restrictions.  Travel and subsistence associated with such meetings will be covered by the National Forum in accordance with agreed expenses guidelines.

Application process

Yes. We intend to hold short online interviews with shortlisted candidates in late September.

If you are a student with a disability and wish to submit your application using a format other than video for accessibility reasons, please contact us by email on studentsuccess@teachingandlearning.ie and we will make arrangements with you.