On 1st March we announced the launch of the next round of the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) programme and opened the call for applications for positions to run in summer 2015 (see Launch of the summer round of the BU URA programme). The deadline is fast approaching (20th March) 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 summer 2015 by competing this short application form and submitting it by 20th March.