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Frequently asked questions

On this page you will find some answers to the most commonly asked questions about the scheme.

Q. How much will I be paid?

This will vary depending on the complexity of the project you are working on and the skills required.

Q. How many hours will I have to work?

Again, this varies from project to project. Some will need to be completed within a short time frame and will require more hours per week – typically, we will only run these over the summer. Other projects may be spread over a longer period, with fewer hours, and could be completed during term time. Rest assured, we know that you are busy with academic work and will discuss the hours with you at the start of a project, and ensure they are flexible enough for you to fit them around your other commitments.

Q. Who can apply?

These roles are open to any undergraduate or postgraduate students at Queen Mary.

Q. How do I apply?

We hire E-Learning Assistants for various projects throughout the year. If you are interested in learning about future opportunities, please join and look for updates on QTemps.

Q. I’ve registered my interest – what happens now?

We are talking to academics all the time about e-learning. As projects come up, we will email you with the details and if it sounds like something you’d like to work on, then you send in a short application. For each project, we will let you know what skills we are looking for and the format your application will take – typically, it will be a CV and a covering letter.

Q. What if I don’t have a computer?

Don’t worry. Most of the projects can be done using College computers such as those in the Library. If you need to use specialist software you can use a computer in our E-Learning Studio (at Mile End) during staff working hours.

Q. I’m not a computing student – can I still apply?

Absolutely. E-learning projects are wide in variety and take place across all faculties. There are roles for students with different technical skills and whilst some projects may require experience in video or web design for example, many won’t and we will provide training. Watch this Youtube Video of an e-learning assistant describing her work.

Q. What support will I get?

We will support you throughout, and you will have regular meetings with a member of the E-Learning Unit who is familiar with the project. When you experience problems, we will work with you to find a solution and help you to manage the workload.

Q. I have more questions – where do I go?

Please contact the E-Learning team at

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