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Student and Staff Perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme

Penn, Felicity, Stephens-Lewis, Danielle, Morgan, Jessica, Upton, Penney and Upton, Dominic (2013) Student and Staff Perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme. Psychology Teaching Review, 19 (2). pp. 73-78.

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There is a push for universities to equip graduates with desirable employability skills and ‘hands-on' experience. This article explores the perceptions of students and staff experiences of a research assistantship scheme. Nine students from the University of Worcester were given the opportunity to work as a student vacation researcher for up to 10 weeks. This opportunity gave ‘hands-on’ experience to students to understand real world research, thereby enabling the development of academic and research skills and increasing a student’s employability. The scheme received positive feedback from both students and academic staff and was recommended as a means to enhance student’s future employment.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: employability, research assistantship scheme, vacation research assistant, students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Charlotte Taylor
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 16:15
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:01

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