Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements: Student Benefits
December 01st 2022

Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements: Student Benefits

The Nuffield Research Placements programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).

Student benefits include:

Real-world experience

“Challenge yourself with a meaningful and rewarding supervised research project in a professional working environment.”

Gain new skills

“Learn to write a scientific report and develop your research, critical thinking and time management skills.”

Valuable insight

“Gain workplace skills and take an inside look at the sort of careers available to you.”

Build your confidence

“Take responsibility for your own project that’ll be useful to professional scientists, social scientists, engineers, technologists and/or mathematicians.”


“Engage in a unique experience with professionals and become more confident working on novel situations.”


“Connect with your peers and make new network contacts you can keep in touch with in the future.”

Want to get involved? Scroll down for North West & UK application information.

Click to access North West-specific information, including video presentations to share with your pupils or, if you are a Y12 student, to help you with your own application.

Students (or teachers) wishing to know more about the Nuffield Research Placement Programme (North West) are welcome to attend one of our Student Applicant Induction Sessions.

Alternatively, you can contact our team at [email protected]We’d love to hear from you!

The official deadline for applications in the North West region is 28th February 2023.

If you’re a young person (or their parent/guardian) wishing to know more about how you can get involved, click here.

If you’re a teacher interested in finding out more click here.

Or, if you are a business, academic institution or other relevant stakeholder interested in knowing more about what’s involved with hosting a Nuffield Research Placement, please click here.

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