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Vacational Scholars (Summer Project Students)

The School offers students the opportunity to spend some weeks of the summer working on a project.  This arrangement is formally called ‘Vacational Scholarship Scheme’ but is also know informally as ‘Summer Project Students’.  There is a policy and a list of opportunities (2023).
A pdf version of the application form for the Summer Project Scheme can be found online, if you require a Word version, please contact the Research Support Team at [email protected].
Posters from the summer student projects undertaken are displayed on the ground floor during orientation week.  A pdf of all the posters can be found below.
Summer Studentship posters – 2021
Summer Studentship posters – 2020
Summer Studentship posters – 2019
Summer Studentship posters – 2018
Any student awarded a vacation scholarship who subsequently fails any part of their assessments, whether knowledge, skills or portfolio, will not be able to start their vacation project.
Students wishing to undertake a placement at another institution may require a reference letter from the school.  A standardised format is available.