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 http://mmulibrary.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0/link/0/eLvHCXMwY2AwNtIz0EUrE8yTLFJNTdMSLc0TgVWEkUWSiYlxSnJqklliqmVSKvgOvxBHi9AQE28PE3fESAaxCyy9gK16S3NjyJ5fQ_ANDo5IrQDQATLga-ZAR53oWppYRHAycMI1QVc6I1UrboIM_ND2oIIjJAKFGJhS80QYPIMhJ04qALv5CqALdtMUAhALUBTy0xQSFcISIYNtCrC1cwrAkAY1BvNKQAuwFIKBsZGbKsog6-Ya4uyhC7I7vgBytEQ83FHGYgy8iaA17nkl4L1wKRIMCoZJBsDGFrCDlGYBmi9NskgxSUpJSTZMM0lOMQIKSjKIYTdMCpeENAOXEfh6B9CQggwDS0lRaaosA1cubGVWpRw4JAGNkoIf