The 2020/2021 Summer Studentship students.
Forty-five students from across the University have taken part in research projects on the Wellington campus over summer, tacking a wide range of projects, from researching green transport solutions to working with the Ministry of Health contributing to research on the COVID‑19 response.
The students have been supervised by 34 academic staff, and have worked at the University's Wellington, Dunedin, and Christchurch campuses, at Wellington, Hutt and Palmerston North Hospitals, at THINK Hauora in Palmerston North and in the Ministry of Health in Wellington.
Associate Dean (Research) Dr Sara Filoche says the 10‑week annual programme provides invaluable learning experiences for the students, with this year's programme culminating in a poster showcase, attended by sponsors, students and their friends and whānau. “This offered a fabulous opportunity for everyone to see the great work the students had achieved over the summer.”
Dr Filoche acknowledges all the different funding sources and the generous funding from the 16 external sponsors this year which make the programme possible.
“We weren't sure if the programme could go ahead this year, but it was a huge success, thanks to the contributions of lots of people, especially Julie Cooper and Dr Rachael Mason, who managed it all.”