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2018/2019 Summer Studentship Research Programme

Monday 25 June 2018 12:23pm

Summer Studentships thumbnailEvery year 40–50 students have the opportunity to dip their toe into health research.

The 10-week programme allows students to participate in real research studies. 

We welcome applications from all current New Zealand tertiary student.

All projects are within the field of health sciences but the skills required and tasks undertaken are varied.

Projects from the 2017/2018 programme included:

  • Collecting and analysing pine needles for Legionnaire's research
  • Data consolidation for the improvement of spinal cord injury outcomes
  • 3D printing paediatric model for surgical practice

Summer Studentship research projects have had a variety of real-world outcomes:

  • Trainee doctors who spend their summer doing research feel more well rounded
  • Policy changes have been implemented as the result of Summer Studentship findings
  • Some summer students have achieved their first publications and have presented their findings at international conferences. They have made an impact of the level of knowledge in their field at an international level.

This year’s projects are currently being submitted for assessment and sponsorship. Student applications will open in late September.