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Work Experience

Please note we are not currently engaging with work experience due to the levels of Covid 19. Please keep returning to this site as work experience is something we would like to continue in the future. 



If you are thinking about a career in science and want to gain experience in cutting-edge research techniques then perhaps a work experience placement is for you.

Work experience for school students

We invite students to apply for one of our advertised work experience projects by submitting a student pro forma via your schools work experience co-ordinator to STEM-SPS-Admin

Our admin team will then liaise with the academic host to ensure you are a good match for the project. Once this has been confirmed we will send out an offer letter via your school which will contain information you need for your first day. All work experience placements will be for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 2 weeks.

Work experience for undergraduate students:

We are also sometimes able to host visiting undergraduate students to work alongside an academic on an identified project. If you are interested please contact STEM-SPS-Admin with the following details:

  • Name
  • University
  • Dates available
  • Areas of interest
  • Current CV

As above our admin team will circulate details to the school to see if an academic host is available. Visiting student placements do not have a minimum or maximum term.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact STEM-SPS-Admin.


‘Would just like to thank you again for the opportunity to work on the dust devils project; it was quite difficult, but I’m glad to know that we made some progress. Thanks again for this experience.’

‘My internship at the School of Physical Sciences, was an experience that I shall never forget for it gave me a taste of cutting edge research in planetary science. Over and above exploring a beautiful campus and engaging with an exceptionally welcoming staff, every day at the facility represented new opportunities to learn something new. Most valuable was the chance to develop my own personal projects, the end products of which I am very proud.’