Students as Researchers Scheme 2020/2021

Are you currently involved in research, or considering a research project this academic year? Would you benefit from a student researcher?

We are now taking applications for staff proposals for projects which could benefit from the support of a ‘Student as a Researcher’ during 2020/2021 academic year

These can be Discipline Specific, Multi-disciplinary and Pedagogic Projects. Please read the Guidance for Project Leads.

The scheme is designed to support students’ development by providing opportunities to participate in research activities with staff from across the University.  The aim is to develop as co-producers, rather than consumers of knowledge; enhance research skills; and to encourage students to consider the option of postgraduate study. The scheme is open to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Taught) students. Postgraduate Research and PhD students are exempt.

Please note, the deadline for staff proposals has been extended to 17:00hrs on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Please send completed application forms to

Please ensure they are signed and approved by your Head of Dept or other relevant nominee – we will be unable to accept without this!

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact:

Key project dates

Close of student applications:  8th November 2020

Student researcher induction: w/c 18th January 2021

Projects Commence: w/c 18th January 2021

Project completion date: 1st June 2020

Contract end date: 1 July 2021

Supporting Documents

SARS Staff Application Form 2020-2021

Guidelines for Prospective Project Leads 2020-2021