StudentShapers Recruitment: Calling all students

Developing a GenAI chatbot based on the Imperial Success

  • Undergraduate students across the College – 8 weeks full time over the summer vacation (8 July – 30 August). Bursary
    payment of £390 per week.
  • Postgraduate taught students – part time basis over the summer vacation, hours to be confirmed. Pro rata bursary
    payment based on £390 per week full time.
  • Postgraduate research students – pro rata bursary payment based on £230 per week full time. Please review the full
    eligibility requirements for PGRs.
    Who should apply: We are looking for at least two undergraduate students from any programme. We also hope to engage at least
    one PGT student from any programme and at least one PGR student on a part time basis.
    Please note that previous experience of using GenAI is not required to apply to this project.
    Campus/Location: South Kensington, with flexibility to work remotely at times.

    Project details:
    The Imperial Success Guide offers advice and resources to support all students to transition to Imperial life and succeed
    academically. We would like to use GenAI to create a chatbot that can deliver relevant parts of its content in response to prompts
    from students. The aim of the project is to make the Success Guide more accessible and interactive. It is hoped that this will increase
    the number of students engaging with the Success Guide and therefore improve students’ overall academic experience. As a student partner on this project, you will primarily work with staff in the central Education Office and the Centre for Higher Education
    Research and Scholarship (CHERS). You will also work with staff in ICT and other staff as appropriate.
    As a student shaper on this project, you will have the opportunity to:
    ▪ Conduct desktop research on the use of AI chatbots in education
    ▪ Identify and work with other groups across Imperial working on similar projects
    ▪ Facilitate consultation sessions with your peers (e.g., student focus groups)
    ▪ Generate and configure prompts and test the chatbot
    ▪ Present work to key internal stakeholders
    ▪ Develop AI literacy guidance that supports others to navigate the use of GenAI tools ethically and effectively
    ▪ Support the development of a promotional and dissemination plan for the chatbot rollout
    We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse group of students. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a
    commitment to the project goals and to working effectively with other students and staff. Please also make clear any skills and
    knowledge that you have that will help make this project a success.

Applications should be made via the ‘Student Expression of Interest’ form on the StudentShapers
website or accessed using the QR code. You should include a 300-500 word statement outlining your
motivation and interest in the project, and any skills and experience you will bring to the project team.
Please note that informal interviews or meetings may be used for selection.
Deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 11.59pm
Contact details:
Ayo Oluyemi (Education Projects Coordinator),
Kieron Creagh (Education Projects Manager),
Tiffany Chiu (Principal Teaching Fellow in Educational Development),