In year 3 the dedicated student SSC is 6 weeks in duration. During this time there are no core commitments so students can devote their attention exclusively to these studies. Study during this SSC period is full-time with compulsory attendance. Broadly there are two types of projects:
- ‘Tutor-Proposed Projects’
A portfolio of approved tutor proposed projects will be advertised to students in the autumn semester. Students create a list of projects they would like to undertake, ordered by preference. Once students have submitted their choices the Medical School randomise the order of students and allocate students to projects.
- ‘Unique Projects’
Students are encouraged to arrange their own ‘Unique’ SSC in an area of personal interest. There are two ways in which you can approach a ‘Unique’ project:
- Approach a specialist who works in the field that you are interested in and work with them to develop a project.
- Create an outline of the project you would like to undertake and approach an appropriate specialist with a view to supervising you for that project.
To find out more about tutor responsibilities refer to this document: Year 3 SSC – Tutor Responsibilities 2016-2017