Our Research Experience Scheme (RES) brings together students and staff across our department to work on academic research projects.
The scheme has helped many of our students gain a greater understanding of how academic research projects work, and led to them developing skills that have proved useful in their own projects and future employment.
This Scheme allows students in the department to apply to work with academics in our department on specific research projects that the academic is running.
You may not be the only student working with a particular academic. Depending on the research and the projects that are available, some academics may recruit two or three students.
The Scheme is a great opportunity for you to develop your research skills and potentially learn how to carry out experiments, or how to manage and assess data. These highly transferable skills are relevant for both a career in research and non-academic employment.
These placements also meet the criteria for a Big Essex Award unit, which showcases the skills you have developed at the University.
"I can wholeheartedly say that choosing to be a part of the RES was one of the best decisions I have made during my time as a student. Participating in the RES is a great way to gain much needed experience in the field of research, which is particularly useful for those interested in an academic career."
While the Research Experience Scheme is aimed at psychology students, Essex also runs an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, which gives you the opportunity to apply for research placements in other departments.