The Summer Vacation Research Competition (SVRC) enables postdoctoral researchers and professional services staff to run an independent research project with an undergraduate (UG) intern and thus to gain additional research project and management experience. Successful UGs work on a cutting-edge research project and learn first-hand about research careers whilst being paid a living wage. The SVRC is part of Kent’s combined strategy to support the professional development of all staff and to enable UGs to participate in and be inspired by research.

Beneficiaries: Research staff Professional support staff
Stakeholders: Researchers Managers of researchers Professional staff Senior/executive team
Concordat principles: Professional and career development
Keywords: Equality, diversity and inclusion Research culture Research integrity Wellbeing Researcher voice Training Working conditions Career progression Professional development Leadership development Widening participation