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Students as researchers

Work with members of staff on their groundbreaking research projects.

Students looking inspired

We give you the chance to get involved with ongoing research at York St John University.

Paid research work that lets you develop teamwork and communication skills. You can also make a valuable contribution to university research.

This is an approved activity for section 6.1 of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

What you will do

You will work alongside an academic team on a research project to produce an outcome. The work you do will depend on the research project you are involved in. Student researchers often get involved with:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Survey creation
  • Participant recruitment and interviewing
  • Literature reviews
  • Transcription
  • Development of new resources.

You will be able to attend networking events with fellow student researchers. This gives you a chance to discuss the development of your project. You can also take part in a research showcase at our Eat. Sleep. Research. Repeat. conference. You can present your research project as a poster or 10 minute presentation.

Some students attend external conferences or have research outcomes published in academic journals.

How to get involved

Places on the Students as Researchers Scheme become available in October each year. 

You will be able to apply to work on different research projects. Projects could relate to one subject, or focus on multiple academic areas.

We advertise Students as Researchers opportunities on LaunchPad Online. You will need a LaunchPad log in to access the jobs. To apply for a place you need to complete the application form below. We do not accept CVs.

Students as researchers application form (doc, 78 kB)

Students as Researchers vacancies

I enjoyed seeing how the process of academic research projects worked. This then helped me plan the research element of my dissertation project and showed me a different way of approaching the analysis of this research. Working alongside my supervisor I was able to understand the important role research plays in academic roles. Being a student researcher also gave me the confidence to apply for a PhD role.
 Student researcher 2019-20

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