Project Directory

For a more comprehensive view of all projects completed in previous academic years please see the Project Directory

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.

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).

Authentic Resilience recruitment ad

Authentic Resilience Participant information sheet

Imperial Horizons: 'Dear Diary' *recruitment ad included*

Summary

A partnership autoethnographic study capturing individual experiences of our first year Change Makers modules, with contributions from staff, co-learners and student partners diarying and sharing their experiences of the same module at the same time. 

Project type

Educational Research

Project lead

Elizabeth Hauke, Field Leader in Change Makers of Imperial Horizons

Further Details/Experience Required

16 students in total,  8 undergraduates and 8 postgraduates. 

This is open to first year undergraduate students from any department who are enrolled on any of the three Global Challenges (Analysing Global Progress/Collecting and Understanding Data/Innovating for Change) Change Maker modules in the autumn term 2019. It is also open to research postgraduate students who are appointed to the module as Co-Learners. We don’t normally recruit Co-Learners until the beginning of October, but anyone that is interested in the project will also be considered for one of the Co-Learner roles before then.

Dear Diary recruitment ad

Dear Diary Partnership description

Ongoing projects no longer seeking partners

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.

Imperial Horizons: Great Expectations

Summary

Student partners engaging with students enrolled on Change Makers 20 week modules during the 2019-20 academic year.  Data collection and analysis as well as preparation for a final seminar. 

Project type

Educational research

Project lead

Cleo Bowen, Change Makers Administrator within Imperial Horizons

Further Details/Experience Required

6 students in total, undergraduates from any department, who have taken or are taking for the first time this year any Imperial Horizons module. 

Great Expectations recruitment ad

Great Expectations Partner description

EDU/CHERS: Being a Student in a Digital Age

Summary

A research project investigating student experiences of learning at university; using digital storytelling methodology to collect students' individual experiences. 

Project type

Educational research

Project lead

Dr Monica Pazio, Teaching Fellow in the Educational Development Unit

Further Details/Experience Required

6 students in total, year 2, 3 and 4 students across all departments. 

Student in a Digital Age Recruitment ad

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

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

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.