What is SURE?

SURE offers The University of Sheffield's undergraduate students an opportunity to become directly involved in the research activity of the University, take part in "real life" research projects in subject areas that are of special interest, and experience what it's like to work in partnership with academic staff or collaboratively in a research group.

This SURE Scheme is administered by 301 Student Skills and Development Centre.


Information for prospective SURE students.

Student inquirers

"The SURE scheme provided me with an opportunity to undertake real-life research and to develop research-related skills. The project taught me things that I could never learn from books. The scheme will definitely influence my rcareer choices."
Yi Jiang, Faculty of Social Sciences


Information for prospective SURE supervisors.

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"I would like to thank the SURE team for giving students an opportunity to be involved in research, to get an experience of working in a research team and to acquire new skills. I am grateful to the SURE team for funding a project which helped with our research."
Dr Vitaly Kudryavtsev, Faculty of Science

Case studies

SURE alumni reflect on their experiences.

Student case study

"My project gave me a new perspective, challenged my perceptions, and has given me more confidence."
Lucy Tallentire, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.