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Research Opportunities


The ‘Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme’ (CUROP) provides bursaries for summer placements for undergraduate students working with supervision on staff-defined research projects.

CUROP offers a stipend to support a student on a placement of up to eight weeks duration in the University's research environment. It is now one of the largest undergraduate research schemes in the UK, funding over 140 placements in 2013.

In recent years eight JOMEC BA research assistants have worked with staff in the School for two months each to initiate new projects. These projects were:

Year Research Owner Research Project Sum Student Name
2014 Prof Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Emotional story-telling in journalism £1360 Peter Nyby
2014 Prof Karin Wahl-Jorgensen / Dr Mike Berry A content analysis of the link between climate change and the UK floods in media coverage £1360 Christopher Evans
2014 Professor Simon Cottle Reporting Atrocity £1360 Katie Evans
2014 Dr Kerry Moore The Meaning of ‘Racism’ in the UK Press 20 Years After the death of Stephen Lawrence £1360 Jordan Brewer
2014 Dr Mike Berry A Content Analysis of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review £1360 Alex Norton
2014 Dr Inaki Garcia-Blanco Discussing the news on social media: an analysis of citizens’ democratic values and aspirations £1360 Cate Hopkins
2014 Dr Cynthia Carter / Professor Stuart Allan Childhood Memories of BBC Newsround £1360 Sophie Falcon
2014 Professor Stuart Allan Images of Crisis: Photojournalism and NGOs £1360 Simona Botviciute
2014 Professor Bob Franklin / William Ham Bevan Keith Waterhouse: interrogating the archive £680 Penny Hutchings
2014 Dr Stephen Cushion Television News and the 2014 EU Elections £1360 Oliver Ellis
2013 Dr Stephen Cushion Embracing or resisting 24-hour news values? Comparing UK television news coverage in the 1980s with contemporary journalism £1360 Hugh Rodger
2013 Dr Stephen Cushion Reporting politics or (re)interpreting it? A comparative study of journalists vs. politicians in US and UK television news £1360 Rachel Lewis
2012 Professor Simon Cottle Arab Uprising and Western Media £1360 Patrick Barclay
2012 Professor Simon Cottle News Media and the UN's responsibility to protect £1360 Charlie Martin Hughes
2012 Professor Simon Cottle Humanitarian NGOs £1360
Kathryn Tresilian
2012 Dr Stephen Cushion News Bulletins - comparison £1360 Richard Thomas
2011 Professor Justin Lewis Analysis of media coverage of economy £1360 Richard Thomas
2010 The Daniel Meadows Archive The Daniel Meadows Archive £1360 Zenia Diwan
2010 Advertising, quality of life and the environment Advertising, quality of life and the environment £1360 Emily Louise Sutton