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HSS Student Research Bursary

The HSS Student Bursary Scheme is now open for applications from students in the School of Economics & Finance. Deadline for applications is 12.00pm on 13 March 2024. Completed application forms should be sent via email to

This bursary scheme provides an opportunity to undertake paid research work, to be completed over 15 weeks between 3 April to 14 July 2024, within the School of Economics and Finance. Research projects will be carried out under the guidance of an academic member of staff within the School. 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 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 end of March.

This opportunity is open to Y2 UG, Y3/4 UG, Postgraduate Taught students (PGT) and Master by Research students (MRes). Please refer to the project description (below) to see which projects are open to which cohorts.

On completion of projects, feedback will be requested from both staff and students, Students will be asked to outline the skills gained or improved, how 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. Bursaries will be paid in two instalments:

40% at the end of May 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 RecordPlease note that this applies only to students who complete the scheme in this 2023/24 academic year.

SEF HSS Bursary Scheme Projects:

Please contact with queries

Project Lead

Macroeconomic shocks and the dynamic of Bitcoin prices (£1000)

This project is open to Post-Graduate Taught (PGT) students

Please see HSS Bursary Advert Daniele Bianchi [PDF 112KB]

Dr Daniele Bianchi

How to apply

Students can apply for one project only.

Please download and complete the HSS Bursary Student Application [DOC 80KB]

Once complete, send your application to by 12 noon, 13 March 2024, using the subject line 'SEF-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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