This project is is using pioneering conservation techniques in dune management, so we are able to offer some exciting research and conservation opportunities for students and researchers

Dynamic Dunescapes (DuneLIFE): Student Research Opportunities

We have a range of possible student research projects available with our teams in Lincolnshire, Dorset, Cornwall and North Devon, ranging from exploring the impact of different land management actions or mapping species distributions, to looking at the impact of Covid-19 on reserve visitors or evaluating the role of social media or signage on connecting communities with the project.

For the full list of opportunities and additional information about each, download this pdf document. To discuss any of the opportunities, send an email to or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Lincolnshire Student Bursary Programme

The bursary programme in Lincolnshire is available to support student research projects which relate to Dynamic Dunescapes outcomes and outputs. Projects may be carried out as part of undergraduate / masters or PhD study, to develop research and/or practical skills or to gain field-based experience.

Bursaries of up to £500 will be available for projects covering a range of subjects - social, economic, environmental, as well as film and media, to help students develop new skills and access employment routes in the environmental sector. For more details regarding eligibility, download the form to the right.

Please download and complete form and an accompanying budget spreadsheet to (Tish Cookson, Engagement Officer) by 31st January 2021 for the first round of applications, or 30th April 2021 for the second round of applications.

Cumbria Student Bursary

We are also creating a bursary for studetnt research projects in Cumbria with Cumbria Wildlife Trust. To find out more, contact Eve Mulholland

Contact us about student, research or bursary opportunities

If you've got an idea for a project or would like to get in touch with us about potential conservation or research opportunities, you can contact us using this form.

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    Don’t forget you can also sign up for volunteering or citizen science opportunities at our dune sites. Visit our volunteering page to find out more about getting involved and visit our events page to explore some of our upcoming opportunities.