Students as Researchers Scheme

The Student as Researchers scheme allows York St John students to carry out paid research work alongside staff supervisors.

The aim of the scheme is to inspire a new generation of researchers, develop a thriving community of student researchers, engage undergraduate students and staff, together, in collaborative research projects and provide the opportunity for students to directly experience research in a way they might not have otherwise had the opportunity to do so in their studies.

The scheme has been running since 2006 and more than 350 students from across the university have already benefited from partaking in the scheme. In 2014 an article on the evaluation of the scheme was published in the Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change on the evaluation of the scheme.

The projects vary, as do their requirements. The projects cover a range of subject areas. You can contact a project supervisor directly to enquire about the project in more detail before applying. Depending on the project, you may be involved in:

  • Collecting and Analysing data,
  • Producing reports
  • Creating surveys
  • Transcription work,
  • Conducting interviews/focus groups,
  • Writing findings,
  • Literature reviews,
  • Attending conferences,
  • Creating websites.

More information is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions page.


The Student as Researchers blog provides information on current projects, resources for student researchers, and current events which may be useful to students. The student researchers can write posts and update others on what they are up to, giving them an opportunity to talk with fellow student researchers about their project.

Student as Researchers Blog

Where to Apply:

Project will be advertised via our job vacancies page where you can apply. E-mail ADD with your expression of interest and application form stating which project you are interested in, and they will be in touch.

Useful Information:

Payroll deadlines for current Student as Researchers

Contact us

Please get in touch with the Academic Development Coordinator if you would like further information.

Academic Development:
Phone: 01904 876305
Cookie Settings