UCL Engineering offers three summer studentship programmes to students within the faculty:
Students and Academic staff may apply to either of these programmes. The deadline for applications has now been extended to Monday, April 13th
All offer a stipend of £250 for students to pursue a project developed in collaboration with an academic over a number of weeks in the summer. Projects can be pieces of research, videos to help in teaching, or developing new equipment.
Students may apply to either, but only one, of these programmes, and so are invited to choose the one that suits them best.
Applications to all schemes will be considered by a studentship committee chaired by Dr John Mitchell, Vice-Dean Education.
These grants are intended to allow individual academics to work with (paid) undergraduate or postgraduate students to develop e-learning content or activities for use in engineering courses.
Examples of the types of project considered include:
This list is not prescriptive, and all proposals will be considered. Staff and students may discuss a project together, or may send ideas separately to be matched with an appropriate partner.
Open to all students.
The studentship will pay £250 per week for up to 8 weeks, typically starting from the beginning of July. Training will be provided appropriate to the requirements of the project.
Students should send their CV, a maximum of two pages long, including academic grades and skills appropriate to develop teaching materials (i.e. subjects studied, design, coding experience etc.) to Paula Broome, by 5pm on Monday, April 13th.
Staff wishing to supervise a student should send a one page description of the project proposed, including details of any innovative aspects and the improvements it will bring to their teaching Paula Broome by 5pm on Monday, April 13th.
If staff and students have already discussed a project this should be made clear in both applications.
To encourage the best of our undergraduates to consider a career in Research and Development, and see the excitement of working at the leading edge of research, UCL Engineering is offering 22 vacation studentship. This covers two schemes.
Funded by the faculty, the scheme provides studentships for project of up to 12 weeks.
UCL participates in the EPSRC vacation bursary scheme for students to undertake research project of between 4 weeks (minimum) and 10 weeks (maximum) in an area within the EPSRC remit. This year up to 12 summer vacation bursaries are available on an open, competitive basis across the Faculty. Awards are normally calculated to reflect the recommended weekly stipend (£250) and consumables allowance (up to £500). Student must meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria by the end of their degree.
Previous successful applications have been:
These studentships are available to students who are not in their first or final year of their undergraduate degree programme.
The scheme is open to the students from MAPS or Engineering Sciences Faculties, for project based in the Faculty of Engineering.
International overseas students are not eligible for the EPSRC studentships, but will be considered for the Faculty of Engineering sponsored studentships.
Details of the scheme:
Proposals will be assessed based on their:
A single proposal submission should be made by either the UCL academic member of staff who will act as the student’s supervisor during the project or the student applicant. Proposals should be in the form of a 1-side A4 case for support (maximum 11 pt. font, 2 cm margins all around) and a 2-side CV of the student.
The case for support should include the name and department of the supervisor, the name and student number of the student, fee status (for EPSRC eligibility criteria) and the proposed duration of the project.
Applications should be sent to Paula Broome, by 5pm on Monday, April 13th.
The studentship committee will be chaired by the Vice-Dean Education, Dr John Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org), who can be contacted for further details.