SPUR 2017/18

The deadline for proposals for the next round of the Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers scheme (SPUR) has now passed. If you have applied we will be in touch in due course.

The SPUR scheme offers bursaries for NTU students to collaborate with staff on research projects during Summer 2018. Staff have the opportunity to mentor and receive assistance from an undergraduate student during the vacation, while participating students gain research experience and contribute to the production of new knowledge. SPUR projects also feed back into the curriculum to benefit the wider student community.

This year, in addition to the usual twelve SPUR bursaries available, there are two TILT-sponsored bursaries for projects related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Colleagues were offered the opportunity to propose projects for staff and students to collaborate on research into learning and teaching which demonstrates the potential to enhance the student academic experience.


SPUR 2016/17 Celebration Event

TILT hosted a SPUR Undergraduate Research Celebration event on 16th November. This was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of students and staff who collaborated on research projects through SPUR and associated school and related schemes during the summer of 2017.

Students presented their research posters and received certificates of participation to recognise their efforts. Supervisors were also on hand to discuss how they will use SPUR to develop research-based curriculum for the benefit of the wider student community.

Photographs from this event will soon be available on this page.


SPUR 2016/17 Poster Tour

A selection of posters from SPUR 2016/17 recently toured the Universty's three libararies:

  • Boots Library – 20th - 26th November 2017
  • Clifton Library – 27th November - 3rd December 2017
  • Brackenhurst Library – 4th - 10th December 2017