Undergraduate Research Assistantship Programme – Summer 2016 Applications

The Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) will soon be inviting academics to submit an application for the summer round of the Undergraduate Research Assistantship programme (URA).

The programme is funded by the Fusion Investment Fund and aims to support undergraduates to undertake paid work under the guidance of an experienced academic in a research position that is directly related to their career path and/or academic discipline.

Summer programme

This placement is for successful students to work full-time (37.5 hours per week) for six weeks between 13th June 2016 and 31st August 2016. This programme will have the capacity for approximately 20 placements.

The URA programme is coordinated through RKEO.

Once applications are open, staff will apply for the funding via an application form. A panel of representatives associated with the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee will review all staff applications and decide which applications to continue to the student recruitment stage of the scheme.

Approved academic applications will be advertised as URA positions to students with student applications being received, processed and managed centrally within RKEO and distributed to the relevant academics after the closing date. The academics will be responsible for shortlisting, interviewing and providing interview feedback to their own candidates. Successful students will need to complete monthly timesheets, signed by their supervisor and returned to RKEO for payment.

These URA vacancies will be available to undergraduate BU students only, where URA applicants must be able to work in the UK and be enrolled during the time of their assistantship. Staff can only be named as the Lead Researcher on one URA application at any one time.

If you have any queries, please contact Rachel Clarke, KE Adviser (KTP) on 01202 961347 or email clarker@bournemouth.ac.uk