Faculty of Science

Year 10 work experience

We are excited to offer a Faculty of Science Work experience opportunity for local Year 10 students. This opportunity is a one-week work experience programme, which will run over two consecutive weeks.

Work experience dates:

  • 17 - 21 July 2023
  • 24 - 28 July 2023



Work experience overview

On this programme students will gain  insight into a range or of roles and careers within the Faculty of Science. This could range from technician roles within the School of Bioscience, to research groups in the School of Computer Science. You will also get the opportunity to gain an understanding of the different management and professional roles within the Faculty and work alongside colleagues in these areas. Over the week students will meet a range of individuals, complete real tasks and go into working lab spaces. Students will also develop their communication, research and presentation skills. 

By the end of the work experience students will recognise the breath of opportunities working in STEM in a university environment.

Programme structure

The Faculty of Science is comprised of Severn different departments. This includes the schools of Bioscience, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematical Science, Physics and Astronomy, Pharmacy and Psychology. Students taking part in the programme will get the opportunity to experience faculty subject areas. Whilst taking part in the experience, students are expected to be taking notes and engaging. They will get an hour each day along with Friday morning to collate what they have observed. They will be expected to deliver a presentation or report on what they have learnt, this could be based on an individual laboratory session, technique or broadly about their week. 

Student selection

Applicants need to complete a short form to be considered.

Apply now

Students will be reviewed on the following:

  1. Interest in a future career working in science
  2. If they meet any of the University of Nottingham Widening Participation criteria
  3. If they are local

The maximum number of students on the work experience will be up to 4 per group, up to 4 groups per week. We expect to take on a smaller cohort  in 2023 as this is the first year of this work experience provision. 

Any questions please email: scienceoutreach@nottingham.ac.uk

Faculty of Science

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD