Thursday, 20 February 2014

Summer Research Studentships

The School's summer research studentship scheme for 2014 has just been announced with the application forms (which have full details) being emailed today to students. The scheme is intended to involve students in the research currently going on in the School. As well as giving valuable experience, the scheme can help students to chose good topics for their final year project. At the end of the project, the student writes a report and presents a poster on the work done. There will be 5 studentships for first year undergraduate students and up to 20 for second year undergraduate students. Successful applications will provide a stipend of £500 for the student and £250 for consumables for projects lasting up to 8 weeks over the summer period. The School Research Committee will judge applications and award merit on the performance and commitment of the student and the suitability of the project for an undergraduate summer research scholarship. Students interested in applying should contact a potential supervisor in their area of interest to discuss possible projects. Both student and supervisor will then work together on a proposal. The number of studentships is limited, so you need to come up with a good project plan, and that is itself good training. The student will write the brief project proposal after discussion with the supervisor and will fill in the relevant parts of the application form.