UNIQ+ research internships

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UNIQ+ research internships are designed to provide students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to experience postgraduate study at Oxford. 

UNIQ+ aims to provide a real day-to-day experience of postgraduate research. During the seven-week programme students will undertake a research project, attend training skills sessions and receive information on graduate study. 

Our intention, is that everyone who takes part will gain confidence, skills and experience that will enhance both their CV and any future postgraduate applications. During UNIQ+, students will live in college accommodation and experience life as a graduate student in Oxford. Social activities, including some organised lunches and dinners, will introduce students to our community and to some of the University of Oxford’s famous traditions and locations.

The 2023 internships will take place in July and August. 

2023 Graduate Internship Opportunities

The Faculty of History has four research projects offering fully funded UNIQ+ internship opportunities for 2023:

  1. Oral History and the lived experience of epilepsy in low to middle income countries
  2. International banking connections and international commerce 1870-1980
  3. Childhood and Inequality in Modern Britain
  4. The Mighty Dead: Royalism and Popular Culture during the English Civil War


Full details of each internship can be found under the History tab on the UNIQ+ projects listing. 


Applications close 17 February 2023. Find out more and apply on the UNIQ+ website. 


2022 Graduate Internships

Exploring the Allestree Library

Tucked away above the cloisters in Christ Church is a large collection of books bequeathed to the University by Richard Allestree, a Regius Professor who died in 1681. Allestree lived through the civil wars and his collection offers a window into the scholarship, reading, and book collecting practices of early modern Oxford. In 2022 two UNIQ+ interns spent time examining the collection, especially the hand-written marks of annotation and provenance found in many of the books. Here they share the fruits of their research. This internship was supervised jointly by the Faculty of Theology and Religion and Faculty of History.