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Social Mobility Student Research Hub


The Social Mobility Student Research Hub aims to improve access to and participation in research for students from under-represented groups. It offers funded opportunities to enable undergraduate and postgraduate taught students from under-represented groups to carry out research projects on topics relating to widening participation, social mobility, diversity, inclusion, and inequalities. All students receive research training and have a postgraduate research student mentor to support them through the research process.

About Us

This year the Research Hub is being led by Dr Tammy Thiele (Widening Participation Evaluation and Evidence Manager) and Dr Ellis Ryan (WP Evaluation and Evidence Officer), with co-investigators from professional and academic departments, including: Professor Emma Smith, Dr Becky Morris, Kate McCarthy (WP Evaluation and Evidence Officer) and Dr Daniel Cashmore (WP Data Analyst).

If you want to find out more about the Social Mobility Student Research Hub or if you wish to collaborate with us, please get in touch by emailing

Applications are now closed

Applications can be made through our online form hereLink opens in a new window.

For more information about the project please visit our applications pageLink opens in a new window where you will find a role description in addition to resources that may support you in writing in an application.

The closing date for applications was 7th February 2024.