The Students as Researchers scheme is an initiative managed by the Academic Development Directorate at York St John University. Its primary aim is to engage students and staff in collaborative research projects, providing the opportunity for students to directly experience research.


The Scheme has been running since 2006 and more than 400 students from across the University have benefited from it. The scheme aims to build a community of student researchers by ongoing student collaboration and support, combined with the Annual Conference.

Students as Researchers are paid to take part in the research, with the hours varying depending on the requirement of the project.

TALKING ABOUT TEACHING 2018 – Get involved!

The annual Talking About Teaching Conference is designed to showcase the huge range of exciting and innovative teaching practice at York St John University.

The theme for this year is Research Informed Teaching, and, for the first time this year, we have a dedicated student strand. We would like to celebrate the variety of undergraduate research activities which are taking place at York St John University and we welcome your contributions.

Submit your contribution

If you would like to contribute to the conference, please complete the online Call for Proposals Form before midnight 27 April 2018.

Quotes from former Students as Researchers

“Student as Researcher in five words: creative, collaborative, challenging, rewarding, inspiring!”

“Being able to network with a variety of people around the university makes you feel like you are part of an open and welcoming network.”

“When I first started the project I was not sure of my capabilities and often doubted myself however through the project and time at university, I have changed in many ways including my confidence and assurance in my abilities- for that I am very grateful”

“This responsibility really gave me personal motivation and showed me that I could get out of the project what I had put in it.”