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URSS: Information for Staff

The URSS relies on the support of volunteers to review project applications and to supervise students’ projects. The contribution of everyone who helps to make this opportunity available to students is valued and appreciated.

Information for reviewers:

The role of the reviewer is to assess and score students’ URSS applications, based on the URSS assessment criteria.

Reviewers work in pairs, organised by the URSS team, and typically review around ten applications. Application reviews take place over a two-week period in mid-February.

Reviewer guidelines

Examples of previous projectsLink opens in a new window

Information for supervisors:

URSS supervisors provide academic supervision for the student’s project, as well as advice on developing the project proposal for the application. Supervisors are also required to complete part of the URSS application form, alongside the student.

WIE guidance to help students identify the Public Engagement element of their projectLink opens in a new window

Previous project examplesLink opens in a new window

URSS Supervisor Terms and Conditions

Key dates for reviewers

  • Reviewers receive applications: Wednesday 5 February 2024
  • Deadline to submit review scores: Friday 23 February 2024
  • URSS review board: Thursday 7 March 2024, 2-4pm
  • URSS showcase: Wednesday 13 November 2024

Key dates for supervisors

  • Application deadline: Sunday 4 February 2024
  • Funding decisions release date: Monday 11 March 2024
  • Project end date: Friday 25 October 2024
  • URSS showcase: Wednesday 13 November 2024
  • Thank you celebration: Wednesday 13 November 2024



For any questions about the URSS, please contact .

Public Engagement Elements of Projects

For any questions about public engagement elements of URSS projects, please contact