WDSS: R Mentor

R Mentor

  • WDSS
  • Coventry, UK
  • Fixed-term

During Term 1 WDSS is going to run the second edition of our R course. This is an intensive 5-week course which aims to take someone from a coding-zero to tidyverse-hero in as little time as possible. In addition to the teaching sessions and homework sheets, every participant is matched with a mentor who serves as a first point of contact for those taking the course and is expected to help with the homework exercises and check on the progress of their mentees.


  • Strong coding skills in R—the material covered in the course focuses on introducing different elements of tidyverse. Topics you should be comfortable with are:
    • Basic usage of RStudio
    • Arithmetic and common statistics
    • Data visualisation using ggplot
    • Import of CSV data using readr
    • Core dplyr verbs and their applications
    • Tidy data and usage of tidyr
  • Good communication skills.
  • Positive attitude, willingness to help others and share your passion.
  • Ability to commit roughly 2 hours per week to the role.

Benefits to Applicant

  • Reinforce your existing coding skills.
  • Develop communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Enchance your CV by showcasing your passion and engagement.
  • Meet new people from various backgrounds.

How to Apply

Please apply using the form linked on this page. We will contact you shortly after the deadline.

Job Overview

  • Posted date : 4 Oct 2020
  • Location : Coventry, UK
  • Job nature : Fixed-term
  • Start date : 19 Oct 2020
  • End date : 11 Dec 2020
  • Weekly commitment : ~2 hours
  • Start date : 26 Oct 2020
  • Application start : 4 Oct 2020
  • Application end : 14 Oct 2020

You can find the full application details in the job listing.

About WDSS

WDSS is a student-led society focused on spreading the word of interdisiplinary data science through talks, networking, teaching, and research.