Undergraduate research

Examine star formation in the distant universe. Unlock the secrets of the human mind. Create technologies that will help save lives in the world's poorest countries. Whatever you want to do, getting involved in our research means you can help change people's lives for the better.

Why take part in research? 

  • Plan your career – get experience in the field you want to move into or sharpen your skills for further study.
  • Develop your research skills – learn how to manage research data, create a literature review and enhance your research skills in our specialist workshops. 
  • Present your research – if you're selected for our Junior Research Associate Scheme you can exhibit your research in a poster competition - the top two posters are chosen to represent Sussex at BCUR's Posters in Parliament exhibition.
  • Meet other researchers – network with students or academics who are working in your field and share a passion for discovery.

Student research news

Student's award-winning graphene battery

Undergraduate student wins national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles....

I've had the opportunity to experience real research and I've learnt so much about the specialist subject environment that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise.” Jack
Chemistry BSc