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Many of our departments offer formal work experience programmes that give secondary school and sixth form students the opportunity to experience life in a lab and gain a deeper understanding of various scientific topics. These typically take place over the summer.

Emma in the labThe following departments and units offer work experience placements:

In addition, many departments in the Division have an established relationship with in2ScienceUK, an award winning charity which empowers students from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM and research careers through high quality work placements and careers guidance. Students regularly spend time with researchers and in laboratories as part of this programme. Emma Quartermain (above) spent two weeks in a lab with Professor Becker - read about her experience.

If you are a teacher interested in work experience placements for students, please contact the Divisional Public Engagement Co-ordinator (