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Summer Student Bursaries 2016

As has been the case in previous years, it is likely that the Physics Department will support a number of bursaries, awarded on a competitive basis, to support summer research projects in the department, for undergraduates.  The projects are likely to be of interest to those students wishing to continue in physics research after their degree.  They are supported at a rate of £170pw, for a possible period of up to 8 weeks, during the summer vacation.  This scheme is aimed at students who are not in their final year.

A list of projects suggested by members of staff for Summer 2016 are available on this page.  Students interested in any of the projects should contact the member of staff concerned.  Students are also free to approach members of staff with a view to jointly developing other projects.

Projects to develop teaching in the Department are also eligible.

For reference, please see the list of supported students and projects from last summer.


ELIGIBILITY: Summer bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis.  More advanced students will be preferred.  MSci students will be preferred over BSc students. Potential PhD candidates will be preferred.  Academic performance in previous examinations and coursework and attendance records will be used as award criteria, as necessary.  Final year students are not eligible.

All students interested in applying for an internal summer bursary must submit a CV and a ranked list of the projects that they wish to pursue via email tAndrew Casey (by Monday 11th April 2016). 

Where possible, the decisions as to which projects/students will be funded, will be made before the end of the Easter break.  The number of awards will be subject to academic performance/potential of applicant, quality of project and available funds.  Students will be informed of the outcome by email.

Once a project has been completed, it is expected that the students will submit a one-page report on the outcome of their summer project. The report must be signed off by the supervisor and submitted to the RRC chair at the end of the studentship. The report will be filed with the student records.


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