Undergraduate research

Find out how to get involved in research.

Participating in research as an undergraduate has many benefits:

  • Develop skills critical for science that can transferred to many other careers
    • research process
    • oral and written communication
    • technical skills
    • computer skills
    • work independently
    • information retrieval
    • understanding primary literature
    • analyse scientific data
    • understand scientific ethics
  • Be actively engaged in your education
  • Participate in a community of scholars
  • Develop relationships with mentors/supervisors
  • Explore career options
  • Prepare for Honours/post-graduate research


  • T.D. Sadler, S Burgin, L McKinney, L. Ponjuan. 2010. Learning science through research apprenticeships: A critical review of the literature Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 47(3): 235-256.
  • A. L. McDevitt, M. V. Patel, B. Rose, A. M. Ellison. 2016. Insights into Student Gains from Undergraduate Research Using Pre- and Post-Assessments. Bioscience 66(12): 1070-1078.