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Academic Institutions: Host a Nuffield Research Placement
June 30th 2021

Academic Institutions: Host a Nuffield Research Placement

Academic Institutions can inspire young people to gain STEM skills by hosting a Nuffield Research Placement!

Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school while providing a meaningful contribution to the work of researchers and industry professionals.

The success stories are endless but we’d like to share a few…

Edge Hill University is a shining example of a host institution. Previously they have shared numerous good news stories about the programme and the difference it can make.

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• In recent years many talented students from Cronton College have completed Nuffield Research Placements with the support of the University of Liverpool.

“I was really pleased when I found out I had been accepted onto the Nuffield Research Scheme, especially when I discovered that there were only 66 places in total. After completing the programme I feel confident going into my final year of A levels knowing I have successfully completed a research project.”

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• Dr Rob Lindsay from the University of Manchester signed-up to host a number of Year 12 placements with his PhD students as mentors. “The PhD students enhance a number of skills through this activity, including supervision, mentoring, project management, time management, problem solving, and the capacity to explain science/engineering topics at a suitable level.

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Hugh Baird College A-level students successfully completed Nuffield Research Placements and received Gold Crest Awards. Learners attended their placements during the summer, which were held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Are you an inspirational institution?
Can you offer a bright, capable young student a real-life experience?

You can get involved too!
(Virtual placements are also an option.)

Make a difference in the North West!
Contact our team for further information and to get started:  [email protected]


Nuffield Research Placements: Learners Mentored by Staff & PhD Students
Benefits of Nuffield Research Placements

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