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|
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.