We will be accepting applications for Magnify 2023 Summer School from 27 March. The summer school starts in June 2023. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 24th April 2023.

Collage for Magnify

Magnify 2023 is a unique experience for 10 undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Participate in a 10-week, fully-funded summer school programme before entering the final year of your undergraduate studies. Build professional networks, get insight into research, gain application and interview experience, and learn more about PhD opportunities.


To be eligible, candidates must have UK fees status at the time of application. You must be due to enter your final year of undergraduate study in September/October 2023. Additionally, the candidates must also meet at least one of following criteria:

1.    Identity as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic

2.    Receive of full amount of student loan 

3.    Have a declared disability

4.    Have spent more than 3 months in local authority care

5.    Be a registered carer

6.    Have refugee status from the Home Office

7.    Studying at or graduated from a non-Russell group university


You can explore the projects on offer here.

Structure of the Summer School

The summer school will comprise of a ½ day induction, 9-week lab rotation, a visit to Rothamsted, and a celebration to mark the end of the program. 

Project Timeline



Application Deadline

9am, Monday 24th April 2023

Interviews and Offer

Week commencing  8th May & 15 May 2023

Induction day 

19 June 2023

10-week lab project

20 June-24 August 2023

Visit to Rothamsted

13 July 2023

End of Summer School Celebration

25 August 2023

Reviews & Feedback 

Week of 28 August 2023



Successful Magnify participants will be paid for ten weeks at the National Living Wage, via Unitemps.


The application form to be completed and uploaded can be found here.

All applicants must complete the form. On submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your answers. Please note that the form cannot be saved and compulsory fields are indicated with a red star.

Please contact to report any technical difficulties. 


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946