What is URSS?
The URSS is a Learning Enhancement initiative where second-year students take on a piece of original research in the form of a small scale PhD project. Successful applicants undertake this project over a period of 4-8 weeks full time or the part time equivalent. The scheme is designed to develop several skills such as research and teamwork, along with their discipline specific knowledge.
The URSS allows participant the chance to explore their chosen discipline, whilst engaging in research which will allow their studies to come alive under the supervision of a University Lecturer. Applicants will be given a bursary during their participation and up to £200 to help conduct their research. Getting involved will allow the applicant to affect you chosen research area by having the possibility to write your own journal article and interact with leading professionals.
URSS Project Supervisor - Tim Wilmshurst
My name is Tim Wilmshurst the Deputy Head of Engineering, supervisor to Kewal Tailor. His topic is Extreme Low Power Microcontroller Platforms. I would recommend the URSS as I am a strong believer of leaning by doing and the students are given an original challenge. The learning that takes place under the scheme greatly exceeds the learning done in the class room.
URSS Student - Emma Morris
My name is Emma Morris and I study Psychology. My topics is Improving analgesic protocols for sickle cell disease. One of the biggest pros of the URSS is that you get to apply your skills to a real world work environment. It shows you that you are competent with your skills when it comes to applying them to the real world.