We are pleased to confirm that the HSS Student Research Bursary Scheme Autumn 2023-24 is now open for applications from students in the School of Law (Department of Law and Centre for Commercial Law Studies). Deadline for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 1 December 2023. Completed application form to be sent via email to the attention of Isabella D’Adamo @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
This bursary scheme provides an opportunity to undertake paid research work, to be completed over 15 weeks between 8 January to 19th April 2024, within the School of Law. Research projects will be carried out under the guidance of an academic member of staff within the School of Law. The aim of the scheme is to help students to make appropriate career plans, and to understand the employability assets that they will offer future employers. They will develop students’ generic and transferable skills, such as team‐working and communication, as well as subject‐specific skills in many instances. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences through their research.
Applications will be checked and assessed against the skills and knowledge evidenced in the application. The outcome will be confirmed to students by the end of teaching semester.
This opportunity is open to LLM, MRes Students and LLB students in their, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study, please check against each project for details.
On completion of projects feedback will be requested from both staff and students, Students will be asked to outlining the skills gained or improved, ways in which participation in the project might have improved their employability prospects, and feedback on their experience.
Bursaries are fixed at £1000 for a time commitment of no more than 76 hours, which students will be able to commit flexibly over the 15 weeks indicated above (e.g. 6 hours/week for 12 weeks and 4 hours/week for 1 week, or 7 hours/week for 10 weeks and 6 hours/week for 1 week, etc.). Bursaries will be paid in two instalments:
40% at the end of February 2024 (to be confirmed by the Project Lead on the basis of appropriate progress by the student)
60% on completion of project (to be confirmed by the Project Lead)
Following the completion of the project, it is anticipated that students will be able to evidence the experiential learning acquired and the skills they developed, via the Higher Education Achievement Record. Please note that this applies only to students who complete the scheme in this 2023/24 academic year.
SOL HSS Bursary Scheme Projects:
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Insurance, Climate Change and the Law (£1000)
This project is open to Y2, Y3 and Y4 LLB; LLM and MRes
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Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer
Embedding Clinical Legal Education into the Undergraduate Programme (£1000)
Children’s Rights, Human Rights, and International Law – A Research and Networking Project (£1000)
Dr Hedi Viterbo
Corporate Due Diligence in Europe-China Relations (£1000)
Dr Matthieu Burnay
Trajectories of Minority Rights in Contexts of Democratic Decline (£1000)
Dr M. Mohsin Alam Bhat
How to apply
Please download first and complete an Application Form which requires information such as:
Title of Project and academic lead
Skills and Knowledge
Send your complete application to Isabella D’Adamo firstname.lastname@example.org, by 1200 on 1 December 2023.
Please put the email Subject: SOL-HSS Bursary – Your Full Name and indicate in the body of the email the project title you wish to apply for.
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Applications will be reviewed and assessed against the skills and knowledge evidenced in the application. The outcome of the selection will be confirmed to students by the end of teaching semester.