What is URSS? - URSS - University of Derby


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What is URSS?

The URSS is a Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) 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 from May until late-Septmber. 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 your chosen research area by having the possibility to write your own journal article and interact with leading professionals.

What's Happening ...

Academic Practice Programme (APP) 2018

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to announce the launch of the Academic Practice Programme (APP) 2018. This programme of workshops, activities and events is available to all staff, and is designed around current strategic priorities for the University.