National Schools Observatory: Astrophysics Work Experience Week
January 13th 2023

National Schools Observatory: Astrophysics Work Experience Week

Every year the National Schools Observatory welcomes students for a week-long residential work experience programme. Students can gain skills and experience plus an idea of how professional research is done at a university. The week consists of talks and workshops from university staff and students and culminates with students presenting their scientific research.

This year’s Work Experience Week takes place from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th July 2023 at Liverpool John Moores University.

The application form is now open and will close on Friday 31st March 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

“We offer scholarships to all work-experience students. These cover the costs of accommodation and food for the week. Students should provide their own return travel to Liverpool – however, travel costs may also be included in exceptional circumstances.”

Key information

Applicants must be residents of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Éire.

Applicants must be under the age of 18 and in the school year:

  • England and Wales – Year 12
  • Northern Ireland – Year 13
  • Scotland – S5
  • Éire – Fifth Year

As this event aims to support students from underrepresented groups in Higher Education and physics, applications are ring-fenced to students from the following groups: 

  • attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK
  • from an underrepresented ethnicity 
  • young carers or care experienced
  • live with a disability
  • the first generation in the family to consider higher education

All About STEM is making it happen across the North West. We work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to schools across the region, linking them with business and industry expert volunteers inspiring the next generation of STEM specialists.

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