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Undergraduate Research Support Scheme

If you are looking to get research experience over summer then a project through the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme is worth looking into. Projects are typically 6-10 weeks long and many academics will already have ideas for research that undergraduates can get involved in. Find an area that looks interesting to you and ask research staff or lecturers working in that area. If you have any questions, look out for talks about URSS and internships in the PhysCafe schedule.

On this page, some students have written about their experiences from their projects. There are also some useful links for finding out more about URSS and a brief description of the application process.


Sam Deacon, Mathematics and Physics

Title of project: Exploring excited B mesons at the LHCb experiment

Supervisor(s): Fernando Abudinén and Tim Gershon

I regularly recorded my thoughts and experiences as short journal entries and wrote about the project in a short report.


Mathys Potel, Physics

Title of project: Computational study of the properties of Niobium-doped Strontium Titanate Perovskites

Supervisor(s): Albert Bartok-Partay

Over the course of my project, I produced a report on what I did each week in the style of a blog.


Luke Raybould, Physics

Title of project: Creating code for computing spherical harmonics on GPU

Supervisor(s): Albert Bartok-Partay

While completing my project, I wrote a blog containing a series of short updates on my progress.

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