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

Imperial Horizons: 'Learning Lexicon' *recruitment ad included*

Summary

A survey-based project where the staff-student partners design an interactive online questionnaire to collect student views and responses to different types of learning words with the aim of refining our use of learning words to better engage with future students. 

Project area

I-Explore

Project lead

Daisy Pataki, Teaching Fellow in Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Further Details/Experience Required

Three undergraduate students.

Learning Lexicon recruitment ad

Learning Lexicon Partner description

School of Public Health: Student and Community Shapers for the Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre (MEdIC) within School of Public Health

Summary

Co-production and innovation around pedagogical themes and related courses that are run within the PCPH department.  Key areas of development within MEdIC include 1. Longitudinal Placements, 2. Coaching, and 3. Diversity and Inclusion. 

Project area

Curriculum Development

Project lead

Dr Ravi Parekh, School of Public Health

Further Details/Experience Required

3 MBBS students from any year. 

MEdIC recruitment - partnership description

Further information and application form

Faculty of Medicine: Developing online learning to aid transition to Masters in FoM *recruitment ad included*

Summary

Student partners will co-create a non-credit bearing online short course as part of induction for students joining the Faculty of Medicine and PGT level. 

Project area

Curriculum Development

Project lead

Anna Maria Jones, Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Medicine

Further Details/Experience Required

2 StudentShapers who are studying at Master's level within any Department in the Faculty of Medicine (or PhD student(s) providingthey have previously studied at Master’s level within this Faculty)

Developing online Learning recruitment ad

Developing online learning partnership description

Ongoing projects no longer seeking partners

Faculty of Medicine: Authentic Resilience Learning Through Critical Reflection & it's Embedding into the PG 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 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 information sheet for participants

Imperial Horizons: 'Dear Diary'

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

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

Collaborative Partnerships Office: 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

Education Office: 'Designing the I-Explore STEMM module portfolio'

Summary

Contributing to the Design Management team behind STEMM Module, to help oversee and support the design of the I-Explore STEMM Modules (a programme comprising of a diverse range of modules designed to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students in College to broaden their perspective: further info)

Project type

I-Explore

Project lead

Caroline Clewley,  I-Explore STEMM Module Stream lead

Further Details/Experience Required

Two students who already have experienced as wide a variety of different learning and teaching methods as possible, so having taken courses outside of their department (such as Imperial Horizons/ BPES) is a plus. For the same reason, 3rd-year students would be preferred (as often teaching methods change between second and third year).  Across any Department or Faculty. 

Designing IExplore STEMM Module recruitment ad

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

Physics: 'Redesigning the Physics Teaching Laboratory space for the 21st Century'

Summary

Collaborating with Undergraduate peers and staff members in the redesigning of the Physics Teaching Laboratory space.  This will include illiciting a consensus of opinion from peers as well as seeing this through to the integration into design plans.  Acting as a partnership bridge between the department, and the broader department student community. 

Project type

Space Design

Project lead

Dr Simon Bland, Department of Physics

Further Details/Experience Required

2 Undergraduate Physics Department students, from year 2 or 3. 

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

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.