I was a research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham. I was employed by the CSSGJ to organise its weekly seminar series for the 2015/16 academic year (Autumn and Spring semesters). The CSSGJ hosts over twenty internal and external speakers (academics and activists around the world) every academic year. My duties were accomplished within a very tight deadline as the programme had to be completed by the start of the academic year in September 2015. I aimed to organise the programme firstly with gender balance and then with varied research areas. I really enjoyed working for CSSGJ because it brings awareness of the issues around social and global justice at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham and beyond by giving chance to activist to make their voice heard.
Some of the responsibilities of this job are given below:
- Organised the programme for CSSGJ’s weekly seminars and the annual lecture in the academic year of 2015-16
- Emailed and followed up the correspondence with potential seminar speakers, and liaised with the research centres’ administrative officer
- Finalised the programme with 10-11 speakers for each semester with their paper titles and abstracts
- Arranged external speakers’ travel and accommodation bursaries
- Arranged drinks and dinner for post-seminar networking
- Please see the programme on CSSGJ’s website.