Summer Studentship - Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences offer a number of studentships each Summer. The studentships are competitive and are open to all Undergraduate students in the School. Academic members of staff have collated a number of appropriate projects and work areas which are linked to their own area of research and expertise. Students will typically spend a 6 to 10 week period working on a specified Summer studentship if successful. The process is competitive and students will apply by CV and cover letter indicating suitability and interest.
In addition each year some Academic staff in the School apply to learned Biological societies for grant funding, through which students can be funded to undertake projects and/or research which complements that undertaken in the School, and in addition meet the requirements of the Society. Typically students are supervised by QUB staff. Societies that offer such opportunities include the Society for General Microbiology, Biochemical Society and Society of Biology as well as medical research charities such as the Wellcome Trust.
Students are expected to initially be proactive in the process of seeking a suitable studentship, this can take the form of making an initial approach to an Academic in many cases. Students are also expected to apply in a competitive process for the School specific studentships, by CV, Cover letter and Interview all of which, it is expected, the student will prepare thoroughly for.
The project and research undertaken is monitored throughout by a Project supervisor, students are expected to keep a log during the experience and reflect throughout on performance, in many cases the student is expected to present on their findings at the end of the studentship period. School funded students are expected to produce a report for the School Management Board and a summary for inclusion in the School newsletter.
Where funding is attained through a Professional body/learned society/charity a report is produced in which the student reflects on the work undertaken, findings and outcomes and produces a written report in line with the initial funding requirements.
For more information please contact UG-BioSciences.