UNIQ+ Research Internships
UNIQ+ is the University of Oxford’s flagship graduate access programme.
UNIQ+ research internships offer UK undergraduate students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to experience postgraduate study in Oxford’s research community.
UNIQ+ interns undertake research projects over seven weeks from July with regular support and supervision from Oxford staff and students, as well as training in key research skills. The internships include a stipend of £3,000 and free-of-charge accommodation at one of Oxford’s colleges.
Applications are open to those ordinarily resident in the UK who are in their second, third or later year of undergraduate study at a UK or Irish university. Applications for entry in 2023 are now closed.
For full information, including eligibility criteria, application details and this year's projects, visit the UNIQ+ website.
UNIQ+ 2023 project at NDS
Investigating the Role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in Melanoma Skin Cancer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a pivotal prognostic marker in melanoma. By identifying patients with subclinical lymph node metastasis, it guides management decisions for patients with advanced disease. Large multicentre trials, which indicated that SLNB followed by completion lymph node dissection confers no survival value provoked wide discussion about the utility of SLNB. Current opinion suggests SLNB should be regarded solely as a staging procedure, however emerging evidence questions whether this notion overlooks the immunological properties of the lymph node.
You will analyse clinical records in our melanoma database to investigate the relationships between SLNB, melanoma recurrence and response to immunotherapy. You will develop skills in data collection and statistical analysis, and understanding of emerging concepts in surgical onco-immunology.
A degree in medicine/biomedical science/life sciences and/or computer science.
Further information about the project is available on the UNIQ+ website.