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Real-life research experience on offer to students

Published on 05/12/16

Year 12 science students are being offered a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in real-life research through an innovative work placement scheme.

The Nuffield Research Placements scheme offers four-week, paid work placements at some of the country’s top research institutions during the summer between Year 12 and 13.

Applications are now being accepted from students interested in joining the scheme in summer 2017.

The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience in science research and add weight to their UCAS and apprenticeship applications.

Students taking part in the scheme will also receive a Gold award from CREST, the British Science Association’s accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) subjects.

Last year four students from Sir Isaac Newton won places on the scheme, working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, John Innes Centre, The Genome Analysis Centre, and Cambridge University on subjects such as plant genetics, quantum physics, DNA sequencing, and facial recognition software for those suffering from strokes.

Parents and students should go to the Nuffield Foundation website for more information and to apply.