Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Competition winners announced

Staff member and undergraduate student discussion at table

The Graduate and Researcher College is pleased to announce the undergraduate winners of the Summer Vacation Research Competition 2021:

  • Penelope Agranov
  • Ellie Crocker
  • Carl Grevel
  • Jodie Harbour
  • Jonathan Hobbs
  • Sophie Laxton
  • Caitlin Moriaty
  • Katie Town
  • Juancarlos Valero.

These enthusiastic and motivated students will be employed as Research Assistants on a range of bespoke projects taking place in summer 2021.

Managed by our cohort of early career researcher winners, the students will gain valuable experience of working on real-life projects and thus learn more about the world of research whilst simultaneously boosting their CVs.

Hannah Greer, Work-Study Scheme Coordinator, highlighted the benefits of participation in the scheme for both researchers and undergraduates:

“The Summer Vacation Research Competition offers a unique chance to expand your skills no matter where you are on your early career path. Whether a postdoc looking to undertake additional project or line management, or a student wondering what the world of research is all about, the competition will broaden your horizons and skills set in a structured and supportive environment.”

Applications for this innovative opportunity for second and third-year students were managed by the Careers and Employability Service through its Work Study Scheme which helps students gain confidence and overcome barriers to graduate-level work.

For further information or to advertise an opportunity to students, please contact workstudy@kent.ac.uk. Some match-funding is available annually so do get in touch soon if you are thinking of recruiting Kent student-staff.