Project Type: Project


UROS 2019 Project: Investigating Gravitational Instabilities Within Planetary Rings During Planet-Planet Scattering Events

by Jake Muff For this project we looked at the J1407 star system which is approximately 434 light years from Earth. The system consists of the Star which is about 90% of the mass of the Sun and the exoplanet, which is approximated to have between 13 and 26 Jupitar masses with an extensive ringRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Investigating Gravitational Instabilities Within Planetary Rings During Planet-Planet Scattering Events.


UROS 2019 Project: Victim satisfaction with the Joint Diversionary Panel

by Hollie Skipp The Joint Diversionary Panel uses a Muti-agency approach to Youth Justice, which utilises information from a myriad of services to inform holistic decision making. The JDP are in place to decide whether a young person is criminalised or given an out of court disposal. The aim of JDP is to divert childrenRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Victim satisfaction with the Joint Diversionary Panel.


UROS 2019 Project: Raising educational aspirations? Evaluating the second iteration of a student-mentoring scheme

by Elena Gaschino The educational underachievement of working-class boys has been the focus of public and policy anxiety in recent years and is recognised as an important contemporary challenge for schools (Rolfe 2015). Within this narrative, white working-class boys are identified as being most at risk of educational underachievement (Equality and Human Rights Commission 2015).Read More about UROS 2019 Project: Raising educational aspirations? Evaluating the second iteration of a student-mentoring scheme.


UROS 2019 Project: Solastalgia – An Empirical Exploration

by Daniel Ford My project was a study on the topic of solastalgia – Glenn Albrecht’s term for the feeling of nostalgic loss toward the environment (2006). More specifically, the study was an empirical exploration of the subject. What my supervisor and I wanted to examine was the existence of the feeling of solastalgia inRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Solastalgia – An Empirical Exploration.


UROS 2019 Project: Synthetic Atomic Force Microscope Data

by Broderick Harvey Atomic force microscopy has been a highly involved technique in analysing (crystalline) surfaces at an atomic level (in the order of a few ångströms, or roughly 10-10m, which is a few 10-billionths of a metre).  However, the calibration of atomic force microscope tips is a seemingly unsystematic process and often relatively randomRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Synthetic Atomic Force Microscope Data.


UROS 2019 Project: Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System (HEESS) for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

by Billy Robinson (Winner of the UROS 2019 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research) LiPo and Li-ion batteries are currently considered the modern standard in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Both battery technologies have their pros and their cons, as all technologies do. However, they both share a common disadvantage and that is limited specific power despiteRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System (HEESS) for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).


UROS 2019 Project: Improving unfamiliar face matching by working in pairs

by Bethany Raven & Ellen Wheeler Our UROS project provided us with the chance to investigate whether working in pairs can lead to improvements in unfamiliar face matching, which previous studies have shown to be difficult. This issue causes real-world problems, as person identification is important for security services around the world, for example atRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Improving unfamiliar face matching by working in pairs.


UROS 2019 Project: Longitudinal study on the relationship between students’ objective smartphone and social media use and academic performance

by Andreea Moldovan In these modern times, technology became an extension of our lives. Because it represents such a big part of our day-to-day routine, it is only natural that we should be concerned about the effect it might have on us. As a student, my academic record is important and based on the researchRead More about UROS 2019 Project: Longitudinal study on the relationship between students’ objective smartphone and social media use and academic performance.


Investigating Language Lateralisation and Motor Control in Development

by Amber Scotting My project investigated the link between hand performance and preference to language laterality. It has long been thought that handedness and language are linked within the brain, so the current study aimed to use more in-depth tests of handedness, to investigate its complex nature. A dichotic listening task was also used toRead More about Investigating Language Lateralisation and Motor Control in Development.


UROS Project Showcase 2019

Click on any of the project titles below to view the students’ reports on their projects and UROS experience. As well, you can also click on the corresponding thumbnails to view the students’ reflective project posters which were showcased at the UROS 2019 Exhibition Showcase on 15.10.19. A wide-range of the 2019 projects were featuredRead More about UROS Project Showcase 2019.