Nuffield Research Placements

Another opportunity for students interested in the sciences for a summer placement. This one is with Nuffield Research Placements that give students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for 4 – 6 weeks over the summer holidays.

Charlotte Mykura from Esher College at Royal Holloway, University of London

Applicants need to be in the first year of post-16 studies and studying one or more A-levels (or equivalent) in maths, science, engineering or a technology-related subjects. Students also need to have have five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade B or above, including Maths, English and a science.

Nuffield offer weekly bursaries to students who meet one of their criteria for support. They are particularly keen to encourage students with no family history of Higher Education, or who have not had the opportunity to participate in an enrichment activity of this nature before, to apply.

To learn more read the information for applicants on the Nuffield Foundation website.

Edinburgh University Opportunity

word cloudScience Insights is an exciting work experience programme designed to give 5th year high school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists. 40 high school pupils will spend a week of their summer holidays following a varied programme of activities on four different University of Edinburgh campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in biological sciences.

Kids in Science class

To learn more about how to apply to take part in the programme read the article on their website. Applications must be in by the 27th April.

somewhereto_ Hatch A Plan

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There’s an event taking place at the  Out of the Blue Drill Hall (Dalmeny St, just off Leith Walk) that may be of interest to those aged 16-25 looking for ideas and inspiration on how to turn talents into a business. It is taking place on Wednesday 23 March 17:30 – 21:00.

To learn more and book head over to the Eventbrite page.

somewhereto_ Hatch A Plan is run by somewhereto_, a UK-wide programme which unlocks free space for 16-25 year old creatives and entrepreneurs. The initiative is funded by a £7 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.