Access and Participation Project Researcher, Disability


University Disability Service
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
Grade 5
£40,454 - £48,534 per annum

Fixed Term - 1 year

Part time - 14 hours per week

5 December 2022 23:55

The opportunity

If you offer experience of working on projects in the HE sector and analysing data, and are passionate about inclusion for disabled students, this position offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role supporting equality of opportunity at University of the Arts London (UAL).

Diversity and inclusivity are at the core of UAL’s strategy. Our Access and Participation Plan sets out our aims for widening participation and equality of opportunity across the student lifecycle. We are now running a project to evaluate and improve inclusion for disabled students. 

To help achieve our goals, as Projects Researcher, you will collect and analyse data [qualitative and quantitative] for the Access and Participation Plan disability project and share insight and learning from the project that could help lead to increased impact across UAL. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Head of Disability (the project lead) to collect and evaluate data
  • Planning and facilitating focus groups and interviews and evaluating qualitative findings
  • Evaluating data in partnership with the University Central Planning Unit
  • Ensuring data is recorded accurately in line with GDPR requirements
  • Writing and sharing comprehensive summaries and insights of findings for a range of audiences within and external to UAL
  • Presenting evaluation findings in clear, accessible and visually engaging ways so that they are accessible by non-data experts.

About you

You will need detailed knowledge of data and reporting requirements in Higher Education as well as experience of managing data sets for small to medium scale HE projects. This will include experience of working with institutional data and report writing / summarising data for non-data experts.

An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion principles is equally important, and you will also need experience of working on complex projects or initiatives that support inclusion.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email at or 020 7514 9627.

What we offer


We are UAL

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. 

Our culture


This opportunity is closed to applications.