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Year 12: Nuffield Research Placements – Don’t Miss Out!
Nuffield Research Placements are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills learned at school and work alongside industry professionals.
NRPs are not about shadowing but about an authentic working relationship where young people can make an active and notable contribution to real-life research.
It really is a ‘too good to miss’ opportunity!
Q. What do learners get out of this and what do they do?
A. On a Nuffield Research Placement students will be guided through the following: –
• an independent study support package consisting of online module assignments designed to
develop essential professional, data, digital, communication and research thinking skills
• collaboration with a knowledge expert on a ‘live’ research question relating to an area of
Science (inc. social science), Technology (inc. computing), Engineering or Maths (or a
combination) to develop essential STEM skills and result in a research poster & report.
• a timetable of optional supplementary workshops and webinars that are geared towards
careers guidance and training on key topics e.g. Python.
The activities that sit alongside the potential on-site placement will not only contribute towards a meaningful and rewarding experience but also help develop a range of skills; these are key outcomes that Nuffield students acquire through their participation. They will also help in generating a high-quality and credible research report and poster and also make a great contribution to future applications to higher education and employment.
Some students may also want to have their project accredited through the British Science Association CREST Award scheme; more information regarding that can be found here.
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