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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. More information about the scheme and the application process can be found here.

On this page, students have blogged about their experiences from their projects. Many students produce a poster as their final output, some of which are linked to on this page. This is displayed at a showcase event in November.


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.


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.

Ethan Dommett, Physics

Title of project: Impurity uptake and correlation with strain in CVD grown diamonds

Supervisor(s): Ben Green

I made a short presentation including details of my project and some reflections on my experiences

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