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NOTICE:  The 2023-24 applications will be open towards the end of the Michaelmas Term. Eligible students will receive an email directly. The information found within these pages will be updated over the course of the October/November 2023.

Each year, a number of students undertake research projects in the Department over the summer.

Note, there may be occasions where there are more project titles than we have funding for so not all projects will be allocated, which will be dependent upon the applicants and their project preferences.

Students applying for this part of the CaMPUS scheme should list up to three projects of interest in their application, in ranked order of preference. Students are welcome to make informal contact with potential project hosts before making an application.  Please note, we fund the internships from a variety of funding sources available to the department, therefore there may be eligibility criteria to meet. It will be made clear how an internship will be funded and administered prior to the internship commencing.

Research projects in the Department generally run for 8 weeks depending upon funding source, though some may be longer.  Normally, students stay in their Colleges.  If you need any support in securing college accommodation, please get in touch with Lianne Sallows. 

Students will be engaged as casual workers and will receive at least the national minimum wage per hour.  Students will be expected to pay income tax and national insurance contributions on their gross earnings where due - these will be automatically deducted at source.  Right to Work in the UK rules apply, so please bear in mind that you will be asked to prove this regardless of nationality.  These arrangements may be subject to change if the University makes any revisions to how departments should handle internships of this type.

At the end of the placement, the student will be asked to complete a short report form which includes detailing general costs incurred in relation to travel and accommodation and a personal rating of the project undertaken - for Department records.  The student may also have to write a 1-2 page non-technical report on their project depending upon the source of the bursary funding.