Students as Researchers Scheme

The Student as Researchers scheme enables York St John students to undertake paid research work alongside staff supervisors.

The Students as Researchers Scheme offers a unique chance for York St John students to work alongside staff supervisors on exciting and varied research projects. This provides an excellent opportunity for staff and student collaboration, developing students’ research experience and transferrable skills; such as teamwork, communication and workload planning, while providing an insight into further study for students considering their personal and professional aspirations beyond their time York St John. It also allows students to earn some extra money while making a valuable contribution to University research.

The Students as Researchers Scheme is an approved activity for the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). This means the activity will be formally recorded on the HEAR transcript under section 6.1. 

Each year, around 30 students work across approximately 25 staff projects. We provide networking events for Student Researchers, such as an Induction at the beginning of the projects, and informal meet ups to discuss project developments.

The scheme culminates in a stimulating research showcase event towards the end of the academic year, and also can yield fantastic research outcomes such as publication in academic journals and attendance at external conferences. 

We aim to inspire a new generation of researchers through the scheme and create a community of Student Researchers here at York St John. The Students as Researchers Scheme has been running since 2006 and around 400 students from across the university have already been involved in this exciting and rewarding area of the Research Office.

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