The Division of Psychology also has an active work experience opportunities scheme designed to assist students in gaining experience whilst studying. The experiences students gain through the scheme contributes to their personal and professional development and can contribute positively towards their future employability and/ or applications for further postgraduate study in the area of psychological services which may improve their employability as graduates.
Psychological Therapies Network
Working in partnership with the Psychological Therapies Network of Bradford District Care Trust the Centre has developed a voluntary work experience scheme for students on its BSc psychology courses. The scheme allows undergraduate psychology students to gain experience working within the Psychological Therapies Network, thereby gaining an appreciation of what is involved in the delivery of psychological services and to contribute to the delivery of services in ways which are appropriate to their level of skill, knowledge and understanding.
Research Assistantship Scheme
The Division also participates in the British Psychological Society's Research Assistantship Scheme. This national scheme aims to provide up to 10 undergraduates with 'hands on' experience of research during the summer vacation, to gain an insight into scientific research and to encourage them to consider an academic career. The scheme allows research active staff to apply for funds to appoint a second year undergraduate student to become their Research Assistant in the summer break before the start of the final year of their undergraduate degree. The scheme provides a student stipend at a weekly rate of £200.