Nuffield Research Placements & Experiences: What’s the difference?
December 06th 2023

Nuffield Research Placements & Experiences: What’s the difference?

Nuffield Research Placements & Experiences are amazing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned at school and work alongside industry professionals. Find out below how they differ and if you’re thinking of applying, choose which option is best for you!

Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are 2-week collaborations with a STEM-related knowledge expert on a live research question or area of development. While producing a scientific or technical report and poster, this opportunity ensures that students contribute meaningfully to the host organisation’s current work.

Nuffield Experience Placements

Nuffield Experience Placements (NEPs) are 5-day explorations with industry experts to identify essential skills needed for employment in STEM sectors. While producing a workbook and reflective report, students gain insight into working in professional environments as well as knowledge of the challenges for different sectors, in turn preparing them for employment.

Apply: Nuffield Research and Experience Placements in the North West 

Although a national programme, Nuffield Research and Experience Placements are managed by a network of regional coordinators. This means there can be slight differences, for example with application submission dates, in how the programme runs in each area.

For information specific to our North West region, please click below: 

Information for students wishing to apply to, or teachers planning to promote, the programme in the North West.

*The North West application submission deadline date is 29th February 2024*

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 are Nuffield Research Placements Coordinator for the North West and a STEM Ambassadors Partner supporting the National STEM Ambassadors Programme via the STEM Ambassadors Community.

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