By Isabella Lewis This summer, I had the great pleasure of being the Undergraduate Research Scholar assisting in the Medieval English Department. My project, ‘Other Chaucers’, aimed to enhance the delivery of the second year histories module The Canterbury Tales by investigating the ways in which some key Tales were reimagined and recreated, both during … Continue reading “Other Chaucers”
Beautiful scenery, excellent cuisine and a magnificent 9th century church. Little did I know that I was in for the trip of a lifetime when I applied for this project. Despite the slightly daunting prospect of undertaking an excavation with no archaeological experience, I knew that I was in for a treat. There are certainly … Continue reading “At the Crossroads of Empires: The Longobard Church of Sant’Ambrogio- Montecorvino Rovella By Nieve Cassidy”
by Nataliya Nikolova Why did I apply for the project? The decision to apply for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship was completely spontaneous. Although I tend to work on my academic assignments with a lot of enthusiasm, I didn’t think academic research is something I would do as a job, especially considering I would have to … Continue reading “Testimony in Practice: Working with Stories of the Self and Others”
by Olivia Haysman-Walker Metaphors are something that we come across every day, but nevertheless struggle to correctly identify most of the time. They are highly subjective, come in all modes and medium of communication and are essential to both our language and the way we understand the world. Having been taught the fundamentals of metaphor … Continue reading “Metaphors in Advertising”
by Jack Gunn, BA History It didn’t take me long to realise that this research scholarship was going to be an experience to treasure. I had dubbed it “My Trip of Firsts” and it would certainly become that in regard to the first time flying on my own, taking part in academic research and field … Continue reading “At the Crossroads of Empire: the Longobard Church of Sant’Ambrogio by Jack Gunn”
This week sees some of our 2019 scholars completing the final week of their research placements. They now join a research community of over 200 students, stretching back to the scheme’s launch in 2011. To celebrate our UGRS alumni, we caught up with three former scholars who have all gone on to undertake postgraduate study … Continue reading “The UGRS Alumni Community: Three former scholars reveal how the scheme helped them pursue further study”
Every year we employ UGRS alumni as ambassadors for the scheme. This year we have had a wonderful group of people working with us. If you apply to a UGRS project you too could continue to be involved in the scheme after you have completed the scholarship, gaining further valuable experience and some extra money! … Continue reading “Undergraduate Research Scholarship Ambassadors”
As the deadline for applications is getting closer, why not have a look at some top tips from our Careers Network PowerPoint and two previous scholarship holders who are now UGRS Ambassadors! Helga (LLB Law with German) Research the topic. What areas interest you within it? Put that in your application. Meet the academic. This … Continue reading “Top Tips for Undergraduate Research Scholarship Applications”
‘Having a research question is a starting point, not the end point’ – researching local content requirement policies opens Law student Nisha’s eyes to the world of academic study.
PG Researcher Cai Lyons joins the Midlands Art Papers team not only to take over their social media channels but to research her own article for the MAP publication, an exhibition review of ‘Unskinned Corsetry’.