Aiming to build greater research capacity, our research centre, the South East Europe Research Centre (SEERC), selects students with strong academic backgrounds and high levels of achievement as Sheffield University PhD candidates. PhD students carry our substantial research in an array of subject areas.
However, there is provision even for undergraduate of postgraduate students to get involved in research activities and gain research experience during their studies. Either by participating in students’ Research Club, the Annual Students’ Spring Symposium or in conferences taking place at the University of Sheffield campus in the UK or in the University’s research programmes for students, our students have opportunity to become directly involved in the research activity of the University and sometimes even gain funds for their work.
At the International Faculty, CITY College, we place a particular emphasis on the importance of nurturing and growing a critical mass or community of scholars conducting quality research and achieving grant-awarding reputations with timely outcomes.
‘SURE - Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience’
Florenta Iuliana Solomon, is one of the many students of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, to receive research scholarship through the University’s SURE scheme (SURE – Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience).
Iuliana commented “I applied to SURE 2013 because it provides opportunities to explore many research areas. I chose to focus my research on eHealth Implementation and Simulation because it combines multiple areas of knowledge that I wish to explore. My research project will focus on the South-East European region and I intend to create a model of eHealth solutions for the population of this region. This project combines the disciplines of Psychology, Computer Science and Business, making it truly interdisciplinary. I plan to continue my research in this area and aim to publish it in academic journals.”
‘SURE’ is a scheme of the University of Sheffield which invites undergraduate students of the university to conduct research in subject areas of their interest and offers scholarships to the best research proposals submitted.