Summer Research Project Placements 2017
Q Step Summer Research Placements 2017
We are delighted to announce that current Level 2 students studying in the Faculties of Arts, Environment, ESSL and LUBS can now apply for the Summer Research Placement Scheme. This year there are 30 placements available, including some very exciting projects with external partner organisations.
These have been made possible via the very generous support of LUBS Faculty, alumni Footsteps Fund and Q-steps project funding.
Chosen candidates will benefit by:
- Working under the supervision of a research leader.
- Gaining a valuable insight into the research process and developing key research skills and potential.
- Developing self-leadership and mini-project management skills.
- Reflecting on the value of their contribution and writing their research up
- Receiving a salary of £1,200
- Having their placement formally recognised in the Leeds for Life Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR)
The Placement scheme provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students and leading academics/research staff to benefit from collaboration on a live research project hosted within one of four Faculties: Arts, Business, Environment or Education, Social Sciences and Law or within an external organisation.
Each placement is of 5-weeks duration starting with a compulsory Research Methods training course 3 – 7 July 2017 followed by a 4 week placement on a research project during the summer break.
Click here for PLACEMENT FEEDBACK to see what previous placement students and project leaders said about their involvement in the scheme.
Please download an APPLICATION FORM here to apply now.
Please send a fully completed application form and an up-to-date CV (including all grades for 1st and 2nd year modules to-date) electronically via email to email@example.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE extended to: 11.59 pm Thursday 4th May 2017
You will be notified by email of the initial selection decision. Short-listed candidates may be asked to attend an informal interview as part of the selection process.
Successful applicants will be required to meet their project supervisor before the end of Semester Two to discuss the practical details of starting their Placement in summer 2017.
If you have any questions please contact Andrea Denny via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 PROJECTS (click on each project for details)
The first 3 or 4 letters in the project reference indicate which Faculty the project is located in eg. ENV – Faculty of Environment, or EXT – externally hosted project. But please note that students may apply for any of the projects listed below, irrespective of their home Faculty/subject area.
Externally hosted projects:
- Evolve – Social Impact Organisation – working with schools across the UK to drive achievement through a range of initiatives bringing together health, well being, physical education, mentoring and personal development. The project holder will help Evolve evaluate the impact of its initiatives.
Full project brief here: EXT-01-EVOLVE_Impact of Evolve interventions-children’s health, wellbeing_personal development
- Leeds City Council (HR department) undertakes a wide range of initiatives to support equality and diversity in the workforce. The project holder will develop an understanding of the factors associated with this over-representation of BME (Black and Ethnic minority) workers in lower paid roles in the Council.
Full project brief here: EXT-02-LEEDS CC_BME representation amongst lower paid roles in Leeds City Council
- The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is a collaboration between the West Yorkshire local authorities. The project will involve a quantitative analysis of WYCA and LEP databases and sources to develop a better understanding of the impact of their business support products.
Full project brief here: EXT-03-WYCA_Evaluating impact_business support_West Yorkshire Combined Authority
- Skills for Care is the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England. The project holder will undertake evaluation work of Skills for Care’s current business development offer.
Full project brief here: EXT-04-SFC_Evaluating business development services at Skills for Care
- Leeds City Council Planning Department are supporting up to 4 placement students on 3 projects.
Project brief: EXT-05-LCC_GIS_Mapping Trees City Centre (2 placement students)
Project brief: EXT-06-LCC_GIS_Green Infrastructure – Mapping & Analysis
Project brief: EXT-10-LCC – GI Map – Background_Guidance for Developers
The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve. DH is a ministerial department, supported by 15 arm’s length bodies and a number of other agencies and public bodies. The first placement will work with the Social Care, Aging and Disability Directorate. Two further placement projects are being offered, working with the Acute Care and Workforce Directorate.
Full project briefs here:
- West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (project outline to follow)
University of Leeds based projects: