SURE Summer Programme

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(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 and space science.

Applications for the SURE 2020 programme are now closed.

Entry to SURE is through a competitive application procedure; the typical application to success ratio is 20:1. Applicants are required to have at least three years of experience of an undergraduate course in a relevant subject area by the time of the summer programme. Successful candidates will be allocated an individual research project and supervisor based on their skills and preferences.

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.

2020 Dates

SURE 2020 will run from Monday 13th July to Friday 21st August 2020.

Finances and Accommodation

Students will receive an allowance (approx. £333 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 coordinated by Dr Leigh Fletcher and the Administrator is Laura Wallbanks.  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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