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The undergraduate learning and teaching research internship scheme (ULTRIS)

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The undergraduate learning and teaching research internship scheme (ULTRIS) is an innovative extra-curricular program established at UWA in 2009 and recognised nationally with an Excellence in University Teaching Award in 2013.

ULTRIS focuses attention on research into aspects of teaching and learning by undergraduate students from all faculties enrolled in their second or third year of study.


The internship provides opportunities for selected students to have a practical research experience, promote a greater awareness of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and provide the University with context-relevant information to inform teaching and learning at UWA.

It consists of a series of preparatory workshops followed by a research project in the area of teaching and learning. Interns are required to write an academic paper and present their research in an appropriate forum (academic conference or faculty meeting). The generic research skills learnt in this program are applicable and transferable to any discipline.

Research Focus

In 2015, as it has been for the previous two years, interns will research aspects of Transformative teaching and learning, a priority for UWA Education Futures. Their findings will add to the growing body of knowledge about this topic of global interest. They will be provided with opportunities to present their research to both UWA and international audiences through supported conference presentations.

How to apply

Undergraduate students (except those in their first or Honours years of study) are eligible to apply for the internship. While completion of the internship does not carry credit towards students’ academic courses, interns will receive a stipend of $3000. This is to support students and avoid the necessity of engaging in work external to the University while undertaking the research project.

Applications are currently open for the 2015 ULTRIS program, which will run from February– September 2015. Links to further information and the documents required for application are available on this page.

Applications close on 30 January, 2015.

For enquiries about ULTRIS you can contact Dr Lee Partridge or Prof Sally Sandover.