Year 12: What is a Nuffield Research Placement?
February 20th 2023

Year 12: What is a Nuffield Research Placement?

Y12 students can apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside industry professionals on a Nuffield Research Placement – what an amazing opportunity!

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.

What is a Nuffield Research Placement

When? – During summer holidays after Year 12 (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland).

How long? – 4-6 weeks in total. This includes independent study ahead of 2 weeks for the real-world placement collaboration activities.

What? – A well-supervised but independent placement relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths – or a combination!

Cost? – You can take part in a placement at no cost. Travel costs are reimbursed and you may also be eligible to receive a £200 subsidy.

Where? – Placements take place in a variety of locations including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings.

North West-Specific Information and Application Support

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. These sessions provide a chance to ask any questions and to find out more about how the programme works, what is required and the benefits of being involved.

Choose a date and click to book a place.

Alternatively, you can click for North West-specific information including video presentations to share with your pupils.

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

Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and delivered by STEM Learning.

All About STEM works on lots of exciting STEM projects. As part of the STEM Learning family, we manage the STEM Ambassador Hub in Merseyside, Cheshire and Warrington, working closely with the regional Science Learning Partnerships in Merseyside and Warrington and Cheshire and Wirral. 

We also manage the STEM Enrichment Partnership for the North West which includes STEM Clubs, ESERO UK (Space) and Nuffield Research Placements.

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