We appreciate that the best way to enthuse both teachers and students about careers in science is to get them into the lab to meet our researchers and learn about their cutting-edge research and techniques. We work with the Nuffield Foundation, as well as supporting our in-house Research Access Programme and work experience programme to support placements, and many of our group leaders have coordinated independent placements for students of all ages.

You can read more about student placements on the Public Engagement Blog.

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Research Access Programme

This programme seeks to provide opportunity for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups or disadvantaged backgrounds at the beginning of their research career to gain experience in a research environment. Further information about these placements can be found here.

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Nuffield Foundation

We have hosted summer placements in our Signalling and Epigenetics groups as well as the Bioinformatics Facility and the Public Engagement team. Students in the first year of a post-16 STEM course are eligible to apply via the Nuffield Foundation website.

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Independent placements

As well as providing formal placements, many of our researchers are also happy to host students and/or teachers in their labs. If you are interested you should contact one of our Group Leaders in the first instance.