Magnify 2024

We will be accepting applications for Magnify 2024 Summer School from 25 March. The summer school starts in June 2024. The closing date for applications is 9am on 22 April 2024.

Collage for Magnify

Magnify 2024 is a unique experience for up to 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 2024. 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 22 April 2024

Interviews and Offer

Week commencing  6 May & 13 May 2024

Induction day 

17 June 2024

10-week lab project

18 June-22 August 2024

Visit to Rothamsted

10 July 2024

End of Summer School Celebration

23 August 2024 (TBC)

Reviews & Feedback 

Week of 28 August 2024



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