The Student Fellow Scheme
The purpose of the SFS is to recruit, train and empower students who can work alongside academics and professional staff on educational development projects. SFS projects address a range of topics which vary in scope and size but must be relevant to enhancing the student experience. The Student Fellows themselves have to be highly committed to their projects. In return, they receive experience and insight about academic processes in Higher Education, project management skills, research training and experience, dissemination opportunities, and a bursary of £600.
The SFS aims to build student capacity to address barriers to an excellent teaching, learning and social experience. Student Fellows engage in educational and social science research with their student peers, implementing new initiatives, and developing interventions. SFS projects are carried out in partnership with a staff mentor based on shared areas of interest. Staff mentors facilitate the Student Fellow project, but the idea of the scheme is that projects are student-led.
Applying for the Student Fellows Scheme
Prospective Student Fellows are asked to fill out the application form to show their areas of research interest. The applications are reviewed by the co-managers of the scheme and those of a suitable standard are then invited to a panel interview. Applications are reviewed every April and September and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Student Fellows application form.