StudentShapers Opportunities across all Faculties and Departments:

 

Summer vacation projects will be listed here when approved, with most becoming available in early March.

Important: All projects which have agreed funding and are due to commence shortly are listed below. If you are a student and interested in developing a project you should work in partnership with a member of staff to develop the idea and who will need to submit a project proposal for funding.

 Please note the StudentShapers team doesn't handle your application directly; if you are interested in any of the projects listed below  you should make contact with the staff lead of the project.

 

We are still receiving Ad-hoc project applications so please check back here regularly for new projects recruiting.  The 2020 project submission deadline for projects running over the Summer of 2020 will be confirmed soon.

New projects seeking student partners

Faculty of Medicine: Authentic Resilience Learning Through Critical Reflection and it's Embedding into the Postgraduate curricula

Summary

The StudentShapers would develop critical reflective skills as a way of building authentic resilience, over the duration of the project. The 12 Studentshapers will reflect individually and together, identifying aspects of their research experience in the Imperial laboratories that have helped them develop resilience and finally codesign with us, teaching and learning activities to support these skills across the curriculum of MRes Biomedical Research.

Project type

Curriculum Development

Project lead

Dr Latha Ramakrishnan, Faculty of Medicine, Strategic Teaching Fellow.

Further Details/Experience Required

MRes – Biomedical Research students in Faculty of Medicine - 12 in total. The project will run for 7 months (Nov 2019 – May 2020). Each student will spend 18-20 hours over the entire period (spread as 2 or 3 hours per month and paid £45 per month for 7 months).

Physics: Development of Python-based Learning Resources

Summary

Project type:

Project lead:

Dr Yasmin Andrew, Physics Department

Further details/Experience required

5 PhD Physics students

Chemistry: The Chemical Kitchen - a new approach to gaining laboratory skills

Summary

Project type

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead

Dr Luke Delmas, Chemistry Department

Further Details/Experience Required

3 Chemistry Undergraduate students that have just completed years 1-3 of study, returning in Academic year 19-20

Ongoing projects no longer seeking partners

Faculty of Natural Science: Imperial Visualisations

Summary

Students will work with Javascript, CSS, HTML, and Github.  With the support of experienced students, you will pick up these coding skills independently during the project. You will be encouraged as a team to take ownership of the project and play a substantial role in optimising the design of the visualisations.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (1 year in length - during term and holiday time)

Project lead:

Dr Caroline Clewley -  Faculty of Natural Sciences, Physics Dept (c.clewley@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

 UG or PG students in Faculty of Natural Sciences - specifically Physics, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics - 16 in total, 1 year in length.

Mathematics - University Transition: A holistic and inclusive approach through blended pre-learning

Summary

Supporting the academic transition with material to bridge the academic 'gap', including planning social initiatives and pre-learning material as videos and online quizzes.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Inkeri Hibbins - Dept of Mathematics (i.hibbins@imperial.ac.uk)

Further Information/experience required

All UG students (inclusive of final year students who will be continuing ongoing studies at Imperial in Academic year 19-20) - 6 in total, 4 weeks in length, then 1 week implementation as part of Induction week.

Aeronautics: A Novel Learning and Self-Assessment platform: Interactive, Wholistic and Student-Centred

Summary

Collaborating in the development of the new learning platform across inter-related tasks, including animation, ePub, platform testing, and formative assessments.

Project type:

Curriculum development

Project lead:

Prof Silvestre Pinho - Dept of Aeronautics (silvestre.pinho@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Developed with student partners - Aeronautics UG students - 10 weeks in length, 4 students in total

Digital Learning Hub: Learning Analytics

Summary

Applying statistics knowledge to real world problems, via a research project using aggregated data from Coursera and edX.

Project type:

Educational Research (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Irene Kalkanis - Digital Learning Hub (i.kalkanis@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

3 students in total, 8 weeks in length

Digital Learning Hub: Imperial Visualisations in MOOCs

Summary

Creating innovative digital learning artefacts. 

Project type:

Educational Research (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Irene Kalkanis - Digital Learning Hub (i.kalkanis@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

3 students in total, 8 weeks in length

Civil Engineering: Evidence for better design education: measuring curriculum review effects in a quantitative way

Summary

Assessing the impact of curriculum review on Year 1 undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project type:

Ad-hoc (Curriculum development)

Project lead:

Dr Roel Schipper - Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Further details/experience required

UG Year 2 or 3 Civil Engineering student, 1 student in total.

LKC School of Medicine: International Medical Education: Why do students pursue international placements during undergraduate medical studies?

Summary

Exploring motivating factors, collecting and analysing research via focus groups and questionnaires.

Project type:

Educational Research (part-time for one year)

Project lead:

Dr Emma Keeling - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (emma.keeling@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Years 2-5 of MBBS students eligible, 1 student in total, 12 months in length at approx. half a day a week. 

Keeling International Medical Education recruitment ad

Dyson School of Design Engineering: MakerSpace Management Software System

Summary:

Creating a Management software system for a student-led MakerSpace, providing facilities at the South Kensington campus for students to make and design - acting as a 'node' of College's Advanced Hackspace, but enabling access for South Kensington based students. 

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Professor Peter Cheung (p.cheung@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/experience required:

Project designed with students. 

Mechanical Engineering: Fluid Mechanics Teaching Development

Summary

Developing Digital Interactive teaching materials and active learning content for Fluid Mechanics modules in the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate degree. 

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Dr Peter Johnson - Dept of Mechanical Engineering (p.johnson@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

UG Mech Eng students in their second year or higher (students from Chem. Eng., Civil, Aero, Physics, or Maths UG disciplines are welcome to apply but must have the relevant background in Fluid Mechanics), 4 students in total, 10 weeks in length

School of Public Health: Virtual Roundtable for COllaborative Multistakeholder Education Design (ViRCoMED)

Summary

Involvement in the organisation and running of the ViRCoMED from beginning to end; curriculum and assessment in Refugee Health in particular.

Project type:

Curriculum Development

Project lead:

Dr Mariam Sbaiti - School of Public Health (m.sbaiti@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Alumni of BSc Global Health programme still undergoing study at Imperial college, 2 students in total, 10 half days during Summer term-time and 2 weeks at full-time during Summer holidays. 

Virtual Roundtable recruitment ad

Chemistry: Interactive Bank of Molecular Orbital Diagrams and Spectra (IBMODS)

Summary

Designing an on-line resource for MO diagrams, generating Spectra and animations.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Prof Patricia Hunt - Chemistry Dept (p.hunt@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

UG Chemistry students, 2 students in total, 12 weeks in length

Mathematics: Learning by Discovery in Statistics

Summary

Reviewing relevant points for data and simulation in Statistics year 1 syllabus, and designing active learning resources.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Dr Chris Hallsworth - Dept of Mathematics (c.hallsworth@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Mathematics students, 4 students in total, up to 7 weeks in length

Faculty of Medicine: Attributes and Aspiration Course: Phase 1 Review

Summary

Reviewing Phase 1 online learning design materials for this innovative short course, which will support students’ career planning and skills development.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Dallas Alexandrou - Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Taught programmes (dallas.alexandrou@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

Two StudentShaper opportunities are available to the following Faculty of Medicine cohorts:

  • part time  Postgraduate taught students
  • 2nd year  BMB students
  • 3rd year   BMS students

Attributes and Aspirations Phase 1 recruitment ad

Dept of Medicine: Implementing Imperial MedSTEP in the reviewed curriculum for Year 1 MBBS (2019-2020)

Summary

Students will work in close collaboration with Dr Tanvi Agrawal to develop self-tests mapped onto the Topic-level learning outcomes for new curriculum themes POM and Systems (Year 1). The student partners will be provided with extensive guidance about question writing and also opportunities to work closely with module development leads.

Project type:

Curriculum Development (Summer holiday)

Project lead:

Dr Tanvi Agrawal - Dept of Medicine (t.agrawal@imperial.ac.uk)

Further details/Experience required

  Year 1 and 2 MBBS students - 4 in total, 2 weeks in length

Physics: Student-centred and research-based design of learning spaces; Blackett 120 transitional learning space

Summary

Student-led design of informal learning spaces involving design drawings, supplier consultation and monitoring of outcome. 

Project type:

Curriculum Development

Project lead:

Luke White, Department Operations Manager, Physics Department

Further details/Experience required

1 Undergraduate student and 1 Postgraduate - students already appointed

Civil and Environmental Engineering: Pedestrian Dynamics for MSc/MEng Civil Engineers

Summary

The practical and academic development of a MSc level course on the burgeoning area of Pedestrian Dynamics.

Project type:

Translation of research

Project lead:

Arnab Majumdar - Civil and Environmental Engineering dept

Further details/Experience required

2 Postgraduates - students already appointed.