Life as a Junior Research Associate

From working alongside renowned researchers to grabbing a burger at our summer barbecue. Life as a junior research associate isn't just about the classroom - you get involved in our socials while working on your research. Get a taste of life on the scheme by browsing our events below and watching our students talk about their projects.

Student at a quiz at the University of Sussex

Social events 

From barbeques to quizzes, life as a Junior Research Associate is more than study.

You can get involved in our: 

  • summer barbecue 
  • quiz nights 
  • research 'speed dating' networking evening
  • graduation ceremony and poster exhibition. 

Working on your research here

Get an idea of the kind of facilities you could be working in if you choose to apply for the Junior Research Associate scheme:

Undergraduate research projects

See our students talk about their research projects: 

Talitha Bromwich, who studied Physics with a research placement MPhys, talks about her research into dark matter.

Daniel Hajas, who studied Theoretical Physics BSc, talks about his research into how science teaching can be communicated better to partially-sighted students.

This is an opportunity I never thought available to undergraduate students. I met helpful and friendly staff, gained skills that will be indispensable for the rest of my time at Sussex and beyond, and had fun doing it!” Jack
Psychology BSc

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