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Exciting opportunities for our students: Student Research Experience Scheme *application window closed*

Applications have now opened for a hugely exciting opportunity that enables you to receive hands-on research experience on projects covering all disciplines across the University of Brighton – you can apply today.

Thanks to funding provided by Santander Universities and the University’s Enhancing Research Culture Fund, this scheme will provide an opportunity for you to contribute to real research projects alongside academic staff and postgraduate researchers at the University. 

As a student, taking part in this scheme should make a significant contribution to your transferable skills and employability. If you are considering a research degree in the future, these opportunities also provide an unrivaled insight into the research environment at the University. 
Project Opportunities

Please see the below list of project opportunities being delivered as part of this scheme. Full details on each project can be found on Careers Connect – links to the Careers Connect listings are included below.

There are 22 project opportunities across multiple school and discipline areas for you to consider. Research projects will take place between May and July 2023 and provide 100 hours of work spread over this period. Participating students will receive a stipend of £1000 for the duration of the internship and will spend a maximum of 25 hours per week on the placement under the guidance of some of our expert researchers. 

The projects

For those of you who have already registered with Careers Connect, you will just need your UoB username and password to log in, in if you aren’t already.

For those of you who are yet to register at Careers Connect, now is as good a time as any. It only takes a moment, and all you need is your UoB username and password to register. Clicking on any link will take you straight in, to the log-in, or to the registration page.


To apply, please complete this application form for your chosen project by 5pm Tuesday 11 April 2023. You can only participate in one project running as part of this scheme, however, applications can be made for all projects of interest to the student, providing that a separate application is submitted for each opportunity.  

Should you require any advice regarding your application prior to its submission, please contact Queries about individual projects should be directed to the relevant Project Leads. 

The selection

The final selection will be made by a panel led by the Project Lead for the selected project. The panel members will be looking for applicants to communicate effectively how the student research experience scheme will add value to their academic studies, enhance their employability and be of interest to employers and clients, helping them achieve their immediate and longer-term career plans or future plans. 

Please note – this is a competitive process and submitting an application does not mean an award is guaranteed. Each application will be judged on the basis of the information presented within the application. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than the end of April. 
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Dan Archer • 24/03/2023

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