SURE Summer Programme

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Welcome to SURE

(Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)

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What is SURE?

SURE is a six-week summer programme which will support up to six undergraduate students to undertake research within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

A range of projects will be available in the fields of astrophysics, space science, and condensed matter physics.

Applications for 2017 will close 5pm Friday 10th March 2017

Entry to SURE is through a competitive application procedure; the typical application to success ratio is 10:1. Successful candidates will be allocated an individual research project and supervisor.

Regular seminars will be held on current research topics, involving students and staff.  At the end of the summer, all participating students will produce a written report and give a brief presentation about their work.

2017 Dates

SURE 2017 will run from Monday 17th July to Friday 25th August 2017.

Finances and Accommodation

Students will receive an allowance (approx. £305 p/w, less tax and National Insurance) from which they are expected to fund their accommodation, cost of living and travel expenses.  Accommodation is available for those students requiring it.

SURE is administered by Dr Leigh Fletcher.  Please Contact Us with your queries.

Research Areas

Information about the activities of the research groups at Leicester can be obtained from the following web pages :

  • Earth Observation Science
  • Radio and Space Plasma Physics
  • Space Research Centre
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • X-ray and Observational Astronomy
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    Contact Details

    Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3506
    Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2770

    Department of Physics & Astronomy,
    University of Leicester,
    University Road,
    Leicester, LE1 7RH,
    United Kingdom.

    Email:

    For current students and UoL:
    physadmin@le.ac.uk

    For general enquiries outside UoL: 
    physics@le.ac.uk

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