School of Social Sciences student project bursaries available for summer 2016

The School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit up to four students to work on a range of learning and teaching projects based in the School.

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Could you be one of the four students recruited to work on a range of learning and teaching projects with the School?

The School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit up to four students to work on a range of learning and teaching projects based in the School. The opportunity is open to current second year undergraduate social sciences students or final year students in the School of Social Sciences who are continuing on to a postgraduate course at NTU in 2016.

Each project will attract a bursary of £170 a week for between six and ten weeks over the summer months, from July to September 2016. There are four projects and each will be supervised by a member of staff.

Project One: Education for sustainable developmentThis project will involve advancing the School’s commitment to sustainability within the curriculum, for example, by compiling a collection of teaching and learning resources in the field. For more information, and to express your interest in this project, contact Dr Mark Weinstein.

Project Two: Developing the School’s multimedia resourcesThe School’s media suite enables academic staff to develop audio and video resources. The project will involve developing a range of resources and working in the media suite. This opportunity would be suited to a student who can demonstrate knowledge and experience of audio and video recording. For more information, and to express your interest in this project, contact Ann Liggett.

Project Three: An evaluation of student group workThis project will involve investigating effective models of student group work and communicating with academic staff about the design of group work on a range of courses. The successful student will be able demonstrate competence in reviewing literature and writing reports. For more information, and to express your interest in this project, contact Ann Liggett.

Project Four: Internationalising the curriculum in the social sciencesThere are three potential areas of investigation:
1. Gathering information on the ways in which courses have sought to internationalise their curriculum within the social sciences;
2. Evaluating the benefits of undertaking an international exchange, for both staff and students;
3. Reviewing and evaluating the use of a checklist as a tool to help staff internationalise their curriculum.

It is anticipated that you will work with the project supervisor to choose just one of the above areas for your research project. The project will require you to retrieve and analyse desk-based data and information to write up as a report. You will then design a questionnaire or survey to interview staff or students and use this data, along with the report, to write up a paper on the chosen research area. Skills required include competence in undertaking literature reviews, designing, producing and carrying out interviews with staff and students, designing surveys (possibly online via SurveyMonkey), as well as collating the results in a concise form - possibly making use of graphs or charts. For more information, and to express your interest in this project, contact Dr Rose Gann.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this opportunity you must:

  • be a current second year undergraduate student in the School of Social Sciences, or a final year social sciences student who is continuing on to a postgraduate course at NTU in 2016
  • be in good academic standing (this means you will have successfully completed your current year of study by the time the project begins)
  • have grades which are predominantly in the 2.1 or higher classification
  • be able to work independently.

How to applyFirst ensure that you are eligible to take part in the scheme. You will then need to express your interest in participating in one of the above projects by contacting the relevant member of staff. Be quick - the deadline for expressions of interest is 10 June 2016.

If you have any general queries about the student project bursary scheme, please contact Ann Liggett.

School of Social Sciences student project bursaries available for summer 2016

Published on 1 June 2016
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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