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 registered at a higher education institution*. Full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds and engaged in all modes of study are welcome to apply.

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

Yes, once you are registered with an Irish higher education institution you are eligible to apply for the Student Associate role.  

We accept applications from students that are registered in an Irish higher education institution, including active members of Students’ Unions and student associations. Our preference will be to provide employment to those who are not in fulltime, paid sabbatical positions.  

All student associates must be current, registered students, undergraduate or postgraduate.

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.

Yes. Providing you are registered with the institution before the closing date of application, you can apply. We want students of all years including incoming first years.

Yes, we will accept applications from students registered at a higher education institution*. Full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds and engaged in all modes of study are welcome to apply. The list of eligible Institutes can be found here: https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/about/associates/

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

Yes, we will accept applications from students registered at a higher education institution*. Full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds and engaged in all modes of study are welcome to apply. The list of eligible Institutes can be found here: https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/about/associates/

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

Yes, we will accept applications from students registered at a higher education institution*. Full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students from all backgrounds and engaged in all modes of study are welcome to apply. The list of eligible Institutes can be found here: https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/about/associates/

(*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 €13.91 per hour.  

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

Successful candidates will be informed during the week beginning 19 October 2020 and will be invited to student associate induction that week. This induction will be repeated for students who are unavailable due to compulsory labs/tutorials.

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 during the week beginning 12 October 2020.

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.