Sussex Undergraduate Research Office

For supervisors

2023 marks the JRA scheme’s fifteenth year. We know the invaluable role that our supervisors play in the scheme, and we're incredibly grateful to every academic who agrees to take part. The JRA programme wouldn't exist without your support.

Looking backward, moving forwards…

On behalf of the Sussex Undergraduate Research Office, I’d like to extend to you all a warm welcome to our webpages. 

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, in 2022 96 Sussex undergraduates became JRAs, and we welcomed 15 international JRAs from our instititional partners.

In 2022 all JRA projects were undertaken on campus which was benefical for the students. We held some drop in sessions on campus and all training was provided online.  The students still found it a rewarding and enriching experience:

  • 94% of JRAs found the scheme a rewarding experience.
  • 100% found the experience of working with a supervisor rewarding.
  • 100% would recommend the JRA scheme to other students.
  • 100% found participating in the scheme has helped them with post-degree study/career plans.
  • 71% will be taking their JRA research further.

We also received extremely positive feedback from our supervisors:

  • 100% of supervisors felt that their JRA project was successful.
  • 93% of supervisors were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the academic performance of their JRA.
  • 100% of supervisors would be willing to supervise a JRA student again in the future.

We'd like to extend our huge thanks to those of you who have made such a valued contribution to the scheme thus far and wish a very warm welcome to those of you who are joining us for 2023.

Carmel Stevenson, Sussex Undergraduate Research Office