College of Radiographers awards updated to help students ‘demonstrate passion for research’

The student CoRIPS award has been replaced with two new awards, which aim to provide greater accessibility for students

Published: 12 February 2024 Awards

The College of Radiography Industry Partnership Scheme (CoRIPS) awards for students have been updated as of this month, with the introduction of the CoRIPS UKIO Student Attendance Award and the Student Dissertation Award.

Changes have been made to make it easier for students to get involved, removing the need for extra work undertaken during the holiday period.

‘Passion for research’

Rachel Harris, head of professional practice and education at the SoR, said: “These new awards will help students to demonstrate excellence and their passion for radiography research. 

“Applicants will get a chance to develop their interests in research from extremely early on in their radiography careers. Supporting students to engage with subjects they are interested in is a core value for the Society, and we cannot wait to celebrate this year’s winners. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the cutting edge of our profession and being recognised for the important work they have already done should apply.”

The United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) Student Attendance Award encourages pre-registration radiography students to consider a career path in research by providing funding support to attend the Research Hub at UKIO.

Cutting-edge content

Each year, members of the College of Radiographers Research Group will determine the teams and projects to be shadowed by successful students, advertised ahead of UKIO, a three-day conference that showcases cutting-edge content around the medical, scientific, educational, and management issues affecting diagnostic imaging, oncology, and radiological service providers.

The award will provide financial support up to £600 each for two students to attend the event, covering travel, accommodation, registration, and subsistence costs. 

Applicants must explain their research aspirations and how they would like to engage with research in the future, and should include a supporting statement from their supporting academic (and workplace supervisor, for students undertaking degree apprenticeships).

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 22 March 2024. Decisions will be communicated within six weeks of the application closing date. Applicants who have not received an acknowledgment within this time should contact the Professional and Education team as soon as possible via [email protected]

Celebrating research

The CoRIPS Student Dissertation Award, meanwhile, celebrates research undertaken by radiography pre-registration students.

Teaching teams delivering radiography programmes approved by the CoR will be invited to nominate a student who is deserving of the best diagnostic or the best therapeutic pre-registration student dissertation award.

Winners will receive a prize of £300 which will be presented at the SoR’s prestigious Radiography Awards ceremony in November in Central London, to celebrate the stand-out individuals of the radiography community.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, March 31 2024.

Applicants for both awards must: be registered on a pre-registration programme, or undertaking a degree apprenticeship approved by the CoR; be in student membership with the Society of Radiographers, or in membership under the relevant category for degree apprenticeships; not have achieved the award previously; be supported by a member of  academic teaching staff and (if undertaking degree apprenticeship) from their workplace supervisor. 

(Image: Rachel Harris)