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The Plymouth Student Scientist

Welcome to The Plymouth Student Scientist! This is an electronic journal showcasing excellence in undergraduate student research from the University of Plymouth's STEM disciplines. This online journal is the main output of a HEFCE-funded project, to support and develop research-informed teaching at the University of Plymouth.

The e-journal seeks to make the research process more accessible and explicit, by highlighting examples of good practice from across the STEM disciplines. It also aims to support both staff and student involvement, by acting as a teaching tool for staff and as a vehicle to promote and share student research activities.

It is hoped that the journal will encourage students to become more reflective and critical of their own research skills as they consider the work of their peers. It is with this aim in mind that all articles are presented, largely, in their original state complete with imperfections. In addition, we hope the journal will enable students to see a range of research activities and potential collaborations with staff at the University, encouraging further dialogue and enquiries. We welcome comments regarding this e-journal.

Opportunities to publish:
This opportunity only applies to students from STEM subjects who are studying at the University of Plymouth (ONLY). Main criteria: 1) You have received a 1st in your final year undergraduate project (in a STEM subject). 2) There is no guarantee of acceptance. However, all will be seriously considered for publication. You are welcome to express an interest, although we would also suggest discussing your intentions with your project or dissertation supervisor. When all parties are willing, we finally require signed consent [please use this consent form] (N.B. this link requires a University of Plymouth login to access).

Editorial Team
Dr Jason Truscott (Principle contact and Chief Editor) Learning Development Advisor (Student Learning - Faculty of Science & Engineering liaison)
Dr Ruth Weaver (Editor and Associate Dean Education - Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Honorary member
Dr Karen Gresty (Founder, Editor and Faculty Academic Enhancement Lead - Faculty of Science and Engineering)

University of Plymouth Press

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