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School of Arts and Humanities


Aspiring Researchers: Arts and Humanities 

Summer Research Experience 

8 July – 16 August 2024



The University of Cambridge is committed to widening participation in postgraduate studies. The University will be using positive action under the Equality Act 2010, where appropriate, to tackle the underrepresentation of certain groups in postgraduate study within the School of Arts and Humanities. See our eligibility criteria for more details. 

Aspiring Researchers: AH is a six-week, paid, summer research programme for students whose socioeconomic background or other life circumstances may have made it more difficult for them to reach their full educational potential, or to consider undertaking postgraduate study and research. It is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents who are studying/studied at a UK or Republic of Ireland university for their undergraduate degree and who have the potential to become the future of research in the arts and humanities.  

On this programme, you will be given the opportunity to conduct your own summer research project alongside leading academics in Cambridge.  Aspiring Researchers: AH is designed to offer tangible benefits in terms of confidence, skills, and experience to enhance both your CV and any future postgraduate applications. 


Structure of the Programme 

Up to 8 places are available for the summer 2024 programme, which will take place in from 8 July to 16 August 2024. During the programme, you will undertake research on your selected topic and receive guidance from a mentor (a current PhD student) as well as from your supervisor.  

Meanwhile, you will live in college accommodation and participate in social activities which will introduce you to the university community. At the end, you will then have the opportunity to present your work at the end of programme conference, intended to boost your confidence and skills for future presentations you may prepare in postgraduate study.  


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