Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Speak to a member of academic staff about your idea and his / her willingness to act as your supervisor and then complete and submit an application form by published deadline OR Apply for one of the projects advertised by academic staff in your department by deadline. 

Student Guidance Notes

How do I know if my application is successful?

Applications are reviewed by a cross-University Panel and decided on within four weeks of the submission deadline.  You will be emailed the Panel’s decision. 

Is there any funding for my work?

Yes, you will get a Bursary of £1081 for taking part in the URSS along with up to £200 in consumables. 

How long does the project take?

You can undertake the URSS project over 4-10 weeks full time or the part time equivalent. 

What key dates do I need to know about?

Launch of scheme: 21-Jan-16
Launch event: 27-Jan-16 (12-2pm, Kedleston Road Atrium)
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 9-Feb-16.
Confirmation of outcomes: 29-Feb-16.
Deadline for submission of completed research posters: 14-June-16.
Required attendance at the LTA Conference in Buxton: 4-July-16.
Absolute deadline for spending of project funds: 31-July-16

What will my poster need to look like?

Detailed guidance about the development of the required research poster will be provided to successful applicants. A working template plus examples of good practice will also be published via the URSS web pages.

Will I have to pay for production of the poster?

You will not have to pay anything for the production of the poster. The production costs will be taken care of by Learning Enhancement. 

What opportunities are there to present my work?

You will be required to present your poster at the University’s Learning and Teaching Conference – held Wednesday 1st July 2016.  You may also be encouraged to attend an external conference or contribute to a research publication with your supervisor. 

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