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Student Research Portfolio

What is the Student Research Portfolio?

  • a new opportunity for 2nd year and Finalist UG students* interested in independent research, run in conjunction with the Modern Records Centre (MRC)

  • builds on the success of last year’s ‘Then & Now’ student research project and online exhibition about the history of Warwick’s Arts Faculty: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/applyingtostudy/currentstudents/thenandnow/

  • unique opportunity to engage in primary research and develop skills using the MRC’s extensive online archive holdings as part of a dedicated student research group

* Note that the Student Research Portfolio is only open to Finalists in 2020-2021. As of 2021-2022, there will be a separate option for Finalists.

What topics can I explore throught the Student Research Portfolio?

With your group, you will choose from a wide range of archive materials in the MRC, covering topics including but not limited to:

Student life and politics History of Warwick University campus British healthcare, e.g. history of the NHS, healthcare pre-NHS EU and Brexit
Education Gender and feminism Race and immigration Local protest/activist groups
Crime and criminality Cycling Library Special Collections Independent research

You and your group can direct the research according to your own tastes - the aim is to produce a digital output, public engagement project, or other academic resource

Outputs may include, but are not limited to:

An online exhibition A collection of e-resources for school or home learning An academic research article
A ‘zine, a game, or a short play or film A series of blog/Instagram posts A public engagement event or resource
To explore the MRC's online collections visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/archives_online/archivesonline/ 

What are the benefits of the Student Research Portfolio?

  • you will work in an inter-disciplinary group with students from across the Faculty of Arts - a chance to make new connections and experience different approaches to learning/researching
  • develop transferable skills such as resilience and teamworking skills
  • learn about public engagement and expand your digital skillset
  • experiences a series of talks and workshops to help with your project and deepen your understanding of important elements of academia/university life, e.g. using archives, public engagement, digital output, project management
  • conduct your own research not bounded by the disciplinary limits of your formal degree courses, and create something which is truly your own

Registration is closed for 2021.

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