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The Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP)

Applications are invited for an eight-week research assistant post under the CUROP scheme. The successful applicant will work on a project called Stories of South Asian Settlement in Cardiff from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The project is to record on audio 8 oral history life stories of Cardiff people from South Asian Sikh, Muslim and Hindu backgrounds and combining these with family photos to create a digital exhibition. The focus will be on first generation settlers. Interviewees will include women and men.  The student research assistant will:

  1. Learn the principles of oral history interviewing.
  1. Conduct and review 2 trial interviews
  1. Conduct 8 project interviews
  1. Code the interviews, identifying the key themes and issues.
  1. Select and transcribe sections of the interviews for use in the exhibitions.
  1. Collect and scan, at high resolution, family photographs for use in the exhibitions.
  1. Curate a digital exhibition using the edited life stories and scanned photos.

The research assistant will be paid a £170 a week for 8 weeks during July and August.

Application Process

Applicants should send a letter of application detailing their reasons for applying, educational record, details of any work or volunteering experience and any other relevant experience. Applicants should also supply a CV.

Applications should be sent to Professor Chris Weedon on and Professor Radhika Mohanram on

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2013