As an undergraduate psychology student, it’s possible to get hands on experience with a working academic in the school of Psychology. Doing research experience allows you to ‘stand out from the crowd’ and build skills and foster relationships with academics outside of the lecture theatre.
In the past, the PSA has offered a research internship program, but the decision has been made to discontinue this program. The idea is that students are better off pursuing research experience on their own accord. This gives you a direct line of communication and enables you to pursue experience that is related to your interests.
How to do it:
For second-year students the school also offers PSYC2991 & PSYC2992, which are research experience subjects and worth 1 credit each (core and elective courses are worth 2).
If you would like to discuss this process or you are having trouble finding a researcher or writing the email, feel free to email or speak to Guy or Joel (emails and office hours below), who are both honours students and very happy to help.
Guy: firstname.lastname@example.org, office hours 12-2 Wednesdays room 24A-205 (PSA Office in the Psychology building)
Joel: email@example.com, office hours 11-12 Thursday room 24A-205