Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme: Summer Bursary

The UROS scheme provides bursaries for University of Lincoln undergraduates to work as research assistants during the summer.

Funding

One potential project for this summer is described below; please contact Mark Smith to discuss the opportunity further. (Third year students are not eligible for the scheme, unfortunately.)

“The School of Sport and Exercise Science and School of Computer Sciences are currently planning to undertake a research study to examine the role physical activity plays on our microvascular geometry within the retina. We would be looking for a research assistant to run a six-week exercise programme that would require the management of 10 participants through 18 30-minute treadmill sessions. There will also be a requirement to collect the observations and present the findings back to the research team in order for these to be integrated within the research study. Following formal training provided by the research team, you will be expected to undertake this independently and manage each exercise training session safely and effectively. You must be willing to show flexibility and be highly motivated, taking on the responsibility to organising and booking in exercise sessions with each participant. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved within a novel research study across Colleges, with the chance of gaining first-hand experience of undertaking an exercise intervention strategy with sedentary individuals.”

If you require further information or assistance in developing a UROS application please contact Dr Mark F Smith (mfsmith@lincoln.ac.uk).

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