What is URSS? - URSS - University of Derby

URSS

See what our students have to say about the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme

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.

What's Happening ...

Programme Performance Checks

Staff development sessions to help programme teams prepare for the new Programme Performance Checks are available at the different campus sites as listed below.

These are drop in sessions and you are asked to bring your own laptop.

4 October (Kedleston Road B117 08:30-12.30 and B105 12:15-17:30)

6 October (Britannia Mill BMLG05 & Buxton Campus DO/121b 08:30-12:30 DO/116d 12:15-17:00)

10 October (Kedleston Road S104 08:30-17:30)

11 October (Britannia Mill BM114 08:30-12:30 BM120 12:15-17:30 & Buxton Campus room DO/111a 08:30-17:30)