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Nuffield Research Placements

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Nuffield Research Placements are for year 12 students who are studying at least one STEM subject at post 16 level, (all the sciences, maths, psychology, engineering, computer science).Successful students are placed to work alongside a researcher during the school summer holidays, and carry out their own short research project, write up a scientific report and design a scientific poster.  Students are matched to a placement that suits their own interests, located within a reasonable daily commute.

·         Online applications for 2019/20 opened in October 2018 so keep an eye out for any updates

·         Eligibility - students need to have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to B/9-6 in maths, science and English or a humanity

·         All students receive travel expenses for the duration of their summer placement

·         Students who need it are further supported by a bursary of £100 per week while on placement

·         These 4-6 week research placements are excellent for raising confidence and aspiration, and help with university/apprenticeship/ job applications


“I had an amazing four weeks in which I learnt a great deal of new information, gained confidence, and discovered a new interest by working alongside people who are incredibly enthusiastic about their work…….. I had the most fun and interesting summer” - Student feedback


For further information, please see the attached leaflet, read about examples of student projects on the website and register your interest. 

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