In addition to making direct contact with researchers of interest, some useful resources for discovering research opportunities include:

  • Imperial College Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) – provides an opportunity for students who have yet to graduate to participate in real research. UROP placements are available in a variety of disciplines, including medicine and the life sciences.
  • Project Pal – ProjectPal acts as an interface between supervisors offering research, audit or teaching projects, and trainees looking to take up such opportunities. Supervisors upload details of any projects they wish to offer, and trainees are able to browse the listed work and apply, as appropriate.
  • STARSurg (Student Audit and Research in Surgery) – a national, collaborative, student-led audit and research network with representation from all UK medical schools.