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School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Farradeh and Jay, research experience interns in 2023 discuss their research project while looking at their results on a tablet

What the programme is 

Our Social Sciences and Humanities Access to Research Experience (SHARE) programme is a four-week paid internship that gives undergraduates the opportunity to experience postgraduate research in the social sciences and humanities at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.  

You will work on a dedicated project, supervised by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, take part in research skills workshops and training sessions, receive one-to-one mentoring from current postgraduate students and experience life as a postgraduate in a University of Cambridge college. 

The programme is designed to: 

  • Enhance your research skills 

  • Enhance your ability to make a competitive application for postgraduate courses and funding 

  • Give you the opportunity to engage with inspiring social science and humanities research staff and students at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University 

  • Inform you about opportunities for postgraduate study and research careers in the social sciences and humanities

Applications for the 2024 programme are now CLOSED. 

Please join our mailing list to be kept up-to-date about the 2025 scheme and related activities we may offer.

Who the programme is for 

There are specific criteria you must meet to be eligible for the programme. In addition, SHARE uses positive action under the Equality Act 2010 to address the underrepresentation of, and overcome the disadvantage experienced by, certain groups. 

Applicants will be offered a place based on their academic achievement and potential in the context of their education and circumstances to date, as well as the benefit which the programme might provide. 

Our sponsors 

The SHARE programme is supported by: 

Find out more

We ran two webinars to provide more information about the programme and about the projects, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions at both.

Watch the recordings and view the presentation slides

Monday 5 February, 13.30 - 14.40 - general info for applicants

An opportunity to find out more about the programme, the application process and ask questions

View the presentation slides


Tuesday 6 February, 16.00 - 16.45 - about the research projects

Meet the project teams, hear more about their research topics and ask questions.

View the presentation slides