Studentship Opportunities

UCL Engineering offers two summer studentship programmes to students within the faculty:

  • Teaching and Learning Support Studentship
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (UROS)

All offer a stipend of £345 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. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (UROS) will be considered by a panel chaired by Professor Tony Kenyon, Vice-Dean (Research) and the Teaching and Learning Support Studentships by panel chaired by Professor John Mitchell, Vice-Dean (Education).

Teaching and Learning Support Studentship

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:

  • Converting paper based problems to Moodle quizzes or similar.
  • Creating interactive e-books or i-books from course material.
  • Developing videos, either as a substitute for live lectures or as introductory material.
  • Developing support material for student laboratories.
  • Developing support material for student laboratories.
  • Collecting and analysing data for education research studies.

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.

Eligibility:

Open to all students.

Value:

The studentship will pay London Living Wage for up to 8 weeks, typically starting from the beginning of July. Training will be provided appropriate to the requirements of the project.

Submission Instructions:

Student applications must be made through UCL Talent Bank by 9am on 3rd May 2016.  More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1S64n7b

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 to Paula Broome by 27th April 2016.

If staff and students have already discussed a project this should be made clear in both applications.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme

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 9 research summer studentships, of up to 8 weeks in length.

Previous topics have included:

  • Propagation of ultrasound through the ribs
  • Vector magnet implementation of magic angle spinning for bismuth in silicon ESR
  • Optimising kidney haemodialysis treatment using pulse oximetry
  • Measurement and analysis of human doppler signatures
  • Mathematical modelling and performance prediction of azo dye waste water treatment bioprocess
  • Low frequency ultrasonic stimulation of peripheral nervous tissue

Value:

The studentship will pay London Living Wage for up to 8 weeks, typically starting from the beginning of July. Training will be provided appropriate to the requirements of the project.

Submission Instructions:

Applications must be made through UCL Talent Bank by 2pm on 10th May 2016.

An application will consist of:

  • Student’s CV, with academic grades listed.
  • A one page project proposal written in collaboration with the supervisor

Eligibility:

Open to all undergraduate students, bar those in their final year and due to graduate this summer.

Details of the Scheme:

The Studentship committee (comprising academics from FES departments) will annually invite nominations and proposals, to be received by 10th May 2016.

  • The nominated submissions will include a CV from the student and a project description written in collaboration with the supervisor.
  • The studentship committee will select the best proposals/students and notify the selected participants by early June.
  • Projects must have a clearly defined outcome and may not form part of a student’s degree programme. Proposers should think about how the studentship will provide the student with opportunities to explore and obtain research experience.
  • During the project a short research paper (no more than 3 pages) must be produced which outlines the aims, method and findings of the project. This must be submitted by 30th September. All reports will be considered for the award of best project, with the top six invited to present their findings at an awards ceremony. The best project will receive £250 and have their achievement listed on their HEAR record.


Review Criteria:

Proposals will be assessed based on their:

  • Quality,
  • Planning and project management,
  • Benefit to the student in terms of training (including supervision arrangements),
  • Track record and academic potential of the student.


Further Information:

For further information, please contact the Faculty office Departmental Manger, Katherine Fletcher (ku.ca1480809153.lcu@1480809153rehct1480809153elf.e1480809153nireh1480809153tak1480809153).

Other Opportunities

Engineering students are also eligible to apply for the EPSRC Vacation bursaries.

These awards, supported by EPSRC, provide funding to enable undergraduate students, within the Faculty of Engineering to carry out a research project over the summer break under the supervision of a UCL academic. Funding is in the form of a weekly bursary, providing the London Living Wage.

More information on how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found at UCL Talent Bank.

There are up to 18 EPSRC Vacation bursaries available to Engineering students and applications must be made by 10th May 2016.

For further information, please contact the BEAMS Doctoral Training Manager, Miss Emma Grant (ku.ca1480809153.lcu@1480809153tnarg1480809153.amme1480809153).

 

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