2017 Events

Thursday 30th November 2017 at B004, UCD Health Science Centre

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SSRA2018 Launch

We are delighted to welcome you to the Summer Student Research Awards (SSRA) Programme 2018.

This 8-week elective module provides an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students to undertake a supervised research project, with the potential of gaining 5 ECTS credits towards their degree programme. The research projects take place during the third (summer) trimester in a variety of locations within UCD and at our affiliated hospital sites. The initiative is open to students from all our undergraduate programmes.

If you wish to get more information regarding SSRA, you are all welcome to attend the SSRA Launch Night that will take place on Thursday 30th November at 5.30pm in B004, Health Science Centre.

There will be various talks from academic staff and previous winners of SSRA, and information about international opportunities available. Light refreshments will also be provided.

If there are any further questions regarding the launch night or SSRA, please contact ssra@ucd.ie.  


About SSRA

Our Student Summer Research Awards initiative is designed to offer our students an early exposure to research methods, to instil an appreciation for the importance and relevance of research in medicine and indeed inspire them to consider a career as a clinical scientist. The initiative has evolved to encompass research by students from medicine, biomedical science, physiology, radiography, veterinary science and bioengineering.

Each year over 125 students undertake supervised eight-week laboratory, clinical or patient/advocate-centred research projects in Ireland or at one of our international partner institutions. The programme brings to life the University’s commitment to foster in our students a passion for enquiry, discovery and investigative research.

Students are required to summarise their research through a poster competition where they present their work to a faculty review panel. A selection of poster presentations are invited to make oral presentations at the School's Student Summer Research Awards ceremony in October/November.