Students research journal

A research journal created by and for students is going from strength to strength, say its editors, all students from the medical, dental and veterinary schools of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth.

The ‘INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Research Journal’ is produced by a team of student editors from the four universities. It is a key part of a collaborative project funded through the national INSPIRE scheme funded by the Wellcome Trust and administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The students have pooled their talents to produce the latest issue of the ‘INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Research Journal’, showcasing original research undertaken in world-class laboratories and clinics, by fellow students.

The INSPIRE scheme aims to encourage student doctors, dentists and vets to consider a career in research, and encourages publication of their work. Since the scheme began in 2013 the southwest INSPIRE partnership has supported more than 90 vacation studentships as well as prize awards. Together with local matched funding, this has enabled students to undertake research projects under the supervision of senior scientists and clinicians.

As well as the student journal and vacation studentships, the Inspire programme supports many other local and regional activities involving partnership between the universities of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth, including an intercalators’ conference each October at which students can hear about opportunities to study for a science degree, and hear about the experiences of previous intercalating students.

Inspire Research Journal October 2017 (PDF, 1,616kB)

Download the first issue of the journal for free

To join the mailing list or submit an article idea, contact the editors of INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Journal email

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