Get paid to undertake cutting edge research with top scientists.
You will learn a number of scientific techniques, attend workshops and complete a small written report. This will be invaluable for you in your personal statement and application to University degrees.
This programme is only for the brightest students with a passion for science, who are from schools which are traditionally low achieving. If you fulfil the following criteria you may apply for this scheme:
• You receive EMA or are Free School Meal eligible in year 11 and/or
• You have no parental experience at higher education
• You have a minimum of 6 Bs at GCSE and passes in Maths and English.
How do I gain a placement? Visit www.in2scienceuk.org/students.
In2scienceUK are starting to recruit scientists willing to supervise in the London, Oxford and Bath/Bristol areas. If you are interested in hosting a student this year, please contact the scheme co-ordinator Rebecca McKelvey. Please let her know that you heard about the scheme via BSGCT.
When are the placements and how long do they last?
Placements occur for a period of 2 weeks during the students summer holiday (any time between the 16th July-29th August). A day usually starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.
Does the student need an individual project?
This is advised but not essential. Students may also support you with your on-going project. Students are able to observe animal studies.
If the student has down time in the lab and there are no experiments to complete, what should they do?
The student will have a number of reading and writing tasks to complete during the placement. Students will write a summary on a journal article, and they will also need to submit a brief report on their placement. This usually includes the techniques they learn, and any results they may have.
How do students afford to get to their placement?
Students receive £100 for the two weeks at placement to pay for their travel and lunch. Students also receive a ‘New Scientist.