Last week we announced the launch of the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) programme and opened the call for applications for positions to run in semester 2 (see Launch of the BU URA programme). The deadline is fast approaching (14th November) so you will need to get your applications in soon (apply here).
Having a URA working with you has many benefits to both you and the student. These include:
- Increased opportunity for co-creation between you and the student
- Increased satisfaction for you and the student
- Promotion of careers in academia and research to the student
- Promotion of opportunities for postgraduate study to the student
- The student will support you with your research
Picking up on this last point, this could include supporting you with undertaking a pilot study which could then be used to strengthen your application for external research funding. Typical duties of a URA include (but are not restricted to):
- performing experiments and analysing the results
- disseminating new knowledge orally or in written outputs
- literature searches
- presenting results at conferences
- providing general research support to academics
You can apply for a URA position to run in semester 2 by competing this short application form and submitting it by 14th November.