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Extra-Curricular Research

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University of Sheffield students can gain additional research experience during their undergraduate career, either by undertaking an independent research project or by contributing to the work of a larger research team during vacation periods. This gives students an opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of a particular subject area and enhanced research skills in relation to this, as well as key transferable skills in areas such as working as part of a team (collaboration and communication), time and resource management and analysis. Opportunities to gain additional research experience outside the University's SURE (Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience) schemes are advertised as required to University students with relevant experience.

What we can verify for your HEAR

Name Who can do it? Criteria When added to HEAR?
Additional Research Experience (Independent Student Project) If you undertake an independent research project that does not fall under the remit of one of the University's SURE (Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience) schemes, you will be eligible for HEAR recognition if you:
  1. Attend all required training.
  2. Complete your research activities to the satisfaction of your supervisor, as determined by agreed objectives/outcomes/working practices.
  3. Complete a final report in accordance with departmental guidance.
Additional Research Experience (Contribution to a Research Team) If you undertake additional research with the University that contributes to a larger research team you can obtain recognition for your activities provided that you:
  1. Attend all required training.
  2. Complete your research activities to the satisfaction of your supervisor, as determined by agreed objectives/outcomes/working practices.
  3. Complete a final report in accordance with departmental guidance.

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