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Student and Staff Perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme

  • Penn F
  • Stephens D
  • Morgan J
  • et al.
ISSN: 0965-948X
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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.




Penn, F., Stephens, D., Morgan, J., Upton, P., & Upton, D. (2013). Student and Staff Perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme. Psychology Teaching Review, 19(2), 73. Retrieved from

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