New summer programme for undergraduates

22 Mar 19

New summer programme for undergraduates

The Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute aims to expand access to advanced education in the social sciences.

The College is pleased to announce a new social sciences summer school for undergraduates: the Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute (NUSI).

Six select undergraduate students will come together at Nuffield College in July and August this year to take part in the Institute, which will provide training in social science methods and the opportunity to gain research experience.

The Institute – which is free for all participants, and includes free accommodation, meals and a bursary of £2,500 – aims to increase access to graduate study in the social sciences. It hopes to attract students whose socioeconomic background or other life circumstances may have made it difficult for them to access postgraduate study.

On the announcement of the initiative, Director of the Institute and Nuffield Professorial Fellow, David Kirk said, “While Oxford has several initiatives to widen access for undergraduate students, the Scholars Institute is breaking new ground for graduate access. It embodies Nuffield’s firm commitment to advancing educational opportunities.”

The Institute has been developed and will be hosted by Nuffield in partnership with the Oxford Q-Step Centre and support from the Oxford-led Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute is currently taking applications for July / August 2019. The deadline for application is Monday 15 April 2019 at 11.59pm. For more information and to apply, visit the NUSI webpages.