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Bristol scholarship students head to New Zealand

Professor Nishan Canagarajah (centre) with (l-r): Jane Pernes, Gemma Valentine, Jordan Frost, Jonah Vinsome, Samuel Turvey, Samuel Howell, Finlay Bourquin

26 June 2017

Eight Bristol students are about to begin summer research scholarships awarded by the University of Auckland (UoA) in New Zealand, a fellow member of the Worldwide Universities Network.

The Summer Research Scholarship Programme enables masters and penultimate-year undergraduate students to spend up to 10 weeks at UoA conducting a research project under supervision. Students must choose from a list of research projects provided by UoA.

For this initial year of its programme, eight scholarships each were awarded to the universities of Bristol and Southampton. Students receive a $2,000NZD contribution to airfare and a stipend of approximately $5,500NZD. The UoA plans to expand the programme next year to include other WUN member ​universities.

The Bristol recipients are Jane Pernes, Gemma Valentine, Jordan Frost, Jonah Vinsome, Samuel Turvey, Samuel Howell, Finlay Bourquin and Johanna Viluma; a list of the projects they will be working on is available on the WUN news pages.

‘Bristol has world-leading research which offers students exciting opportunities for research internships within the University such as our undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship Scheme,’ said Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research. ‘The scope to extend these by offering international research internships with our WUN partner universities is an exciting development which aligns with Bristol’s strategy to increase our number of global research internships on offer to our students. We are delighted that the University of Auckland has offered our students this fantastic opportunity and we are very grateful for their support.’

Summer Research Scholarships are an ideal way for students to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at Auckland, discover career opportunities and develop ideas for postgraduate study.

The scheme is being facilitated by Bristol WUN and the University’s International Office and Careers Service.

Further information

The Worldwide Universities Network is a global partnership of 21 research-intensive universities in 12 countries spanning five continents, committed to working together to support research and education in areas of global significance.

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