Victoria University students will get a dose of the real world when the weather finally warms up – rich research experiences are on offer in a partnership scheme with companies, government agencies and professional groups.

The Victoria University scheme is now in it’s ninth year, with the idea being to encourage students to pursue postgraduate study by giving them a stimulating and rewarding summer research experience.

Professor Kate McGrath, vice-provost at Victoria, says that both students and partner organisations win.

“These are high-achieving students who can bring a fresh perspective and additional resource to organisations,” says Professor Kate McGrath, Vice-Provost (Research).



“It’s a win-win for both parties – businesses benefit from students’ strong research and development skills, while a Victoria student gets practical problem solving experience in the workplace.”

This year 300 summer research placements of 10 weeks are on offer. Every placement is supported by a Victoria University Summer Research scholarship, enabling the business and the University to contribute $3,000 each towards the programme.

All students have an academic supervisor who works with the organisation and the student to ensure maximum benefit is gained from the research project.

Businesses or organisations interested in hosting a student researcher this summer should visit: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/research/collaborate/opportunities to submit an application by 17 August.

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