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Summer research placements available

28 March 2019

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Sustainable Places is delighted to be able to offer two Cardiff University undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a summer placement at the Institute.

The students will be supporting the work of our Research Associates and Research Fellows as part of the Cardiff University CUROP (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement) scheme.

The CUROP programme provides summer placements for Cardiff University undergraduates in the University research environment, working with supervision on staff-defined research projects.

The placements available are:

T-GRAINS: Transforming and Growing Relationships within regionAl food systems for Improved Nutrition and Sustainability, supervised by Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy. The student will become a part of the research team, which is comprised of an ecologist, sociologist, mathematician, medical doctor, computer scientist and three post-doctoral researchers.

Cultural practices and values around water, supervised by Dr Elisabeth Roberts. This project presents an opportunity for a talented and ambitious student to work within a dynamic research centre delivering a project for a recognised and growing charity, the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT).

An evaluation of social prescription for active ageing in a National Park / protected landscape, supervised by Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart.  A student will gain experience in carrying out a programme evaluation of Social Prescribing initiative - ‘Active Aging’ - run by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (BBNPA), supported by the local health board.

CUROP projects provide unique opportunities for students to sample live research, enhance their academic skills and make a more informed decision on furthering their research at postgraduate level.

For researchers, CUROP scholars can contribute significantly to the initiation and progression of research projects and provide valuable additional staffing during the summer.

At the end of the summer, all CUROP students across the University will come together for a day to exhibit posters of their research, sharing their experiences and disseminating their research findings to the university audience.

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