Student and staff perceptions of a Vacation Research Assistantship Scheme.

Felicity Penn, Danielle Stephens, Jessica Morgan, Penney Upton, Dominic Upton

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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 [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalPsychology Teaching Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


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