The Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) 2015/16 is well underway.
SADRAS enables students and staff to work in partnership in the design and implementation of research, to enhance the academic experience of students and collaborative research experience of staff at the university.
It supports the University's “Led by Learning” strategy,enabling students to actively contribute to course development.
SADRAS enables students to undertake paid research, giving them an opportunity to make a positive change to the learning experience at Kingston.
Proposals were sumitted in November, with applications approved on November 24th.
The Inducion event for all approved projects will take place this Friday, December 4th in room PRJG4002 from 2pm- 5pm.
Please read on for further information about the SADRAS Scheme
Joint Student/staff teams are invited to submit project proposals which aim to improve student experience.
These must include and make reference to at least one of the overarching strategic priorities for students:
SADRAS is funded through the Kingston University Access Agreement which requires that projects must have a demonstrable impact that will benefit at least one of the underrepresented groups below:
Ideas for projects may have arisen from Staff Student Consultative Committees or other formal student consultations but may also be provoked by individual thoughts, ideas and experiences. Project proposals should be submitted by either students or staff but must demonstrate how staff and students work in equal partnership.Project proposals must address all of the following criteria:
Each project will be funded up to a maximum of 100 hours of paid student work (@ £10 per hour) with approximately 20-25 projects funded.
Key dates in 2015/16:
All succesful project teams must agree to commit to the following:
A minimum of one student and one member of staff from each team must attend the induction event and present a poster at the SADRAS conference. At least one student member from each team must present the poster of plans and progress at the Festival of LearningEach project team must update their reflective blog each week.
If you require advice or have any questions about the scheme, please email student support staff Kadija and Saunia on firstname.lastname@example.org
SADRAS is funded through the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) via the Access Working Group (AWG). The scheme is jointly managed by the Centre for Higher Education Research andPractice (CHERP) and the Union of Kingston Students to ensure the student voice is prominent in an academic community that drives forward-learning, teaching, research and innovation.