CamGuides Research Project

We're recruiting for a team of students to conduct a research project to support the Cambridge Information Literacy Network!

Informaton icon We're recruiting for a team of students to conduct a research project to support the Cambridge Information Literacy Network!

Location icon Cambridge

Clock icon January - March 2020

Would you like to contribute to student wellbeing and adjustment to university life?

Cambridge Hub is recruiting a team of 4-6 students to undertake research to improve CamGuides. The project will last for 6 weeks, with weekly drop-ins at Cambridge Hub and support from the Cambridge Information Literacy Network.

CamGuides is a set of resources designed to help students prepare for studying at Cambridge. Having launched in August, the team behind CamGuides are keen for a team of students to review the work, as insight from students themselves is key. The challenge would involve bringing together methods of reviewing the existing site along with identifying any gaps or opportunities for enhancement, to ensure that CamGuides for Undergraduates clearly supports the University’s widening participation agenda.

You will develop skills in teamwork, project management, data collection, communication, time management and presenting.

Key info:

  • We’re looking for a team of students to undertake a robust research project to review and provide evidence for the enhancement of Undergraduate CamGuides for students from widening participation backgrounds
  • Opportunity to work alongside Cambridge Information Literacy Network and Cambridge Hub on a 6-week research project.
  • This will involve engaging with students via interview, focus groups and surveys.
  • Open to students of all levels of study and subject areas.
  • Key skills required: teamwork, communication, interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis, comfortable conducting surveys and interviews, good time management.
  • Opportunity to present your research and findings at the end of the project.



Cambridge Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to the application processes, sessions and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please write to [email protected] and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]


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