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University of Oxford Expands Postgrad Access Scheme

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The University of Oxford is to provide 60 paid research internships this summer, with projects offered in a range of subjects including physics, biochemistry, mathematics, geography and English literature.

The programmes will offer around twice as many UK students from under-represented groups the opportunity to experience postgraduate research through fully paid internships.

The internships will be available to those who would find postgraduate study a challenge because of socio-economic or financial circumstances.

David Gavaghan, Professor of Computational Biology and Director of the MPLS Graduate School, said: "The University's success derives from its community of outstanding researchers and the world-leading research environment that supports them. We are really excited to be able to invite students from under-represented backgrounds to join this community for the summer and to experience this world-leading environment through UNIQ+. There is no typical Oxford experience or typical Oxford student. We want everyone who could benefit from our doctoral research programmes to consider us."

The programme follows on from a successful pilot in 2019 which saw 33 students from all over the UK take part.

Participants will be paid around £2,500 and offered free accommodation provided by Oxford's colleges for the duration of the seven-week programme.