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1. How long am I expected to commit for a URP program?
Undergraduate Researchers are expected to commit 5 to 10 hours per week for any UR Program. This is including any meeting and/or training they need to attend.
2. Can I apply to an URP even if I am graduating this year?
The Office of Perspective Researcher Entry strongly encourages students to apply even if they are graduating before the program's completion. The only regulation is that you need to enroll in the program while still pursuing an Undergraduate Program.
3. Is there any form of compensation for participating in an undergraduate research program?
Corporations and internship positions are requiring many years of experience for an entry-level position. students are thus directed to low-paying jobs, or sometimes jobs that are not related to their field of study just to gain that experience. That is why we are offering a space for undergraduates to apply their knowledge and gain experience at their own pace while still contributing to research that is related to their field of interest. Hence we do not offer any compensation or revenue from our research.
4. What is an academic history?
Academic History refers to the module marks which contribute toward your progression or final award classification. It can also be referred to as an Unofficial Academic Transcript by some institutions.
5. Do I need any prior experience before apply for any URP?
It is advised that you have some sort of research background whether through the means of an academic course such as introduction to research methods or through a professional training (lab assistance). Although prior experience is advised, it is NOT a requirement to apply.
7. What is a reference?
References are individuals who are willing to recommend you as a qualified student. The reference may be required to write a letter of recommendation for you, and this becomes a very important part of the application review process.