Students as Researcher Job Vacancies

The Academic Development Directorate is inviting York St John students to undertake paid work with academic staff on various research activities across the University. This is a fantastic opportunity to help you develop your research, teamwork and communication skills; undoubtedly an incredibly valuable experience for both your university studies and your future.

Please note that the application deadline is 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 29 October.

There are 12 current Students as Researcher vacancies listed below:

SR201MD: Be Prepared. Piloting the Use of Open Badges to Reward and Motivate in Blended Learning Modules

SR202MC: Feelings of Presence in Immersive Virtual Reality

SR203AW: Exploring Post-graduate Students’ Engagement with NVivo software in support of their research

SR204CS: Botulinum Toxin A versus Botulinum Toxin A Combined with Other Treatments in Treating Upper Limb Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy; A Systematic Review

SR205KWT: Kirklees Sound Archive

SR206LG: Enhancing the Learning and Teaching of Helper Skills 

SR207JA: Psychology and Counselling Graduates’ Early Career Trajectories

SR208AJ: Authenticity and Locality in the Beer Industry: Does the Consumer Care?

SR209SW: First Holidays Abroad: Memories of Overseas Travel 1950-1975

SR210MS: Conditional Promises and Threats: Cross Cultural Implications

SR211NS: A Longitudinal Study of the Acquisition of Vowels in Children Exposed to More Than One Regional Variety of English

SR212PV: Setting the Standard for Technology Enhanced Learning


Please complete the Application Form and return it by 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 29 October.

Return an electronic copy to Emma Sunley, Academic Development Co-ordinator, plus a signed hard copy (signed by you and your Head of Programme). CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Please note that recruited Student Researchers, in addition to project requirements, are also expected to:

  • Attend a general induction session on Wednesday 26 November 12:30 – 14:00
  • Produce an End of Project reflection report
  • Present their research at the annual YSJ Undergraduate Research Conference

More information about the Student as Researcher Scheme and answers to your questions are provided in Students Researchers Handbook.

If you require further details, either about the application process, or about individual projects, please contact Emma Sunley on 01904 876305.

Not sure if being a Student Researcher is for you? Watch this video:

Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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