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The New Black Film Collective
At The New Black Film Collective (TNBFC) we exist to create and cultivate a vibrant Black ecosystem in the UK film and TV sector by championing Black-led film production, distribution, exhibition and preserving Black filmmaking and television.

The Head Way Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for students to actively engage in research, contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion, and develop valuable qualitative research skills. 


This hackathon revolves around conducting interviews with Black educators, with participants responsible for recording, transcribing, and eventually analysing the interview transcripts. This collaborative and hands-on event aims to generate meaningful insights into the experiences of Black educators in the education sector.


We are seeking motivated and dedicated PhD or Master's students for this single-day event to support our team with qualitative data analysis.


We are interested in applications from enthusiastic and committed PhD or Master’s students with a passion for education and/or social policy. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black.




This position offers an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Qualitative Data Analysis Researcher to delve into a literature review project focused on addressing pay and career inequity for Black teachers in the UK. 

  • Volunteers will be given a total of 20 one-hour interviews with Black educators. 
  • All interviews will be recorded, ensuring the preservation of the authentic voices of the educators.
  • The recordings will be transcribed, and the transcripts will undergo editing to maintain clarity and coherence.
  • Using these transcripts, volunteers will generate codes to identify key themes, patterns, and insights emerging from the educators' narratives.
  • Provide regular updates and contribute to internal discussions.
  • Prepare a comprehensive write-up summary for internal use, not for publication.
  • Volunteers will create a short report of their qualitative findings, including creating a visual qualitative map that reflects the themes found in the data.

Time commitment

The successful candidate is expected to commit to the research project starting immediately and continuing through January 2024. The time commitment is designed to be flexible, allowing for remote work with the TNBFC team. The exact distribution of weekly and monthly hours can be tailored to accommodate the candidate's schedule, academic commitments, and personal preferences.

As the research findings will be presented at an upcoming summit, the candidate is expected to allocate additional time in the lead-up to the event for refining the presentation, and preparing visual materials.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.