Organising Team: Dr Melanie Pitchford, Dr Anastasia Giannakopoulou, Dr Faye Powell and Joanna McGrattan.
The JRI oversees research undertaken by undergraduate students in the School of Psychology, University of Bedfordshire. It organises research schemes and various other initiatives and activities for Psychology students, both as part of their undergraduate course as well as extra-curricular activities that are research oriented.
The Student Research Assistant Scheme is offered to undergraduate 2nd year students and involves working closely with a member of Staff within the School of Psychology Department on a Research Project. The scheme is different to the third year dissertation but by working with staff in this way students are able to improve their research skills, experience the work involved with being a researcher, and become more familiar with a particular area of psychology.
lso, skills gained during the project will be invaluable when seeking employment after completion of their degree. This scheme is entirely voluntary, taking part does not bear credit towards any part of a student’s Psychology Degree, and has a limited number of places which are very competitive.
Students who have participated in the past have praised the scheme:
The scheme gave me a real confidence boost and will prove extremely valuable on my CV.
The Student Research Assistant Scheme helped me gain confidence for my dissertation next year.
Giving up two hours of free time a week was worth the information I gained.
This scheme has helped me with other assignments throughout my second year.
The Student Research Assistant Scheme helped me begin thinking practically about my dissertation and made it seem less daunting.
An enjoyable experience with good application to the course.
The JRI also organises the annual Psychology Undergraduate Conference for final year students. The conference includes a keynote, various student presentations as well as a research poster exhibition, a competition and more. This is a really exciting opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills they acquired and developed throughout their undergraduate course.
Immersing Students in a Professional and Stimulating Research Environment
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