Student Researchers


Research into Student Engagement


As a Student Researcher, you will be given a £300 thank-you honorarium, upon a successful allocation, to carry out in depth research into Student Engagement across the whole University, to provide insight into different demographics of students and help shape the student experience.

Utilise skills you have already learnt through your course to choose your own research question and methodology and become part of an exciting project! Your research project will come together with the other Student Researchers’ work to create an overarching report, which will help to make huge changes across the University. You will also be given opportunities to present your work with the other Student Researchers at University and Students’ Union meetings and committees, to members of staff such as Deputy Vice Chancellors! This scheme is designed to be flexible around your timetable and other commitments so if you need any support, we are here to help you.

This scheme is open to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate student - Get involved!

Benefits to you


  • Research Skills – develop your data collection and analysis skills, as well as report writing and presenting your findings
  • Organisation and time management – decide how best your project can work around your studies and other commitments
  • Communication – communicate your progress with the Students’ Union, and with research participants as well as communicating your findings effectively with other staff and students
  • Team work – work with the other Student Researchers to coordinate the project, and use your strengths to help each other
  • Professionalism – you will be taken seriously in this role and be able to collate data in a professional manner
  • Ability to learn and adapt – utilise your existing research skills and learn new means of conducting and analysing research
  • Presentation skills and confidence – present your research findings to other staff and students effectively
  • The Lincoln Award and Skills Log – hours can be logged as volunteer hours

What support is available?


You will be fully supported by the Students’ Union in your role, who will endeavour to find you the best support with anything you need to conduct your research or any issues. Please be aware that you are expected to have a basic knowledge of data collection and analysis so that you are able to be in full control of your project.

Projects from last year's Student Researchers:

  • Is there a difference in students’ engagement with Extra-Curricular Activities between the Academic Colleges?
  • Exploring the engagement of disabled students with Academic Opportunities run by the Students’ Union.
  • Student Engagement and Mental Health: How does this relationship differ across Level of Study?
  • Has participation in academic and extra-curricular activities impacted satisfaction and engagement levels of commuting and on-campus students at the University of Lincoln?
  • A study to investigate the involvement of University of Lincoln students in extra-curricular activities.
  • Currently Full

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