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    (Original post by FootyMad123)
    I am a bit confused with the Nuffield science bursary, and was wondering if anyone could help me.
    I understand that they try to find you a placement, but if I want to organise it by myself, how do I go about doing it?

    P.S. I have just 'registered my interest' recently and I am waiting for a reply, presumably with an application form or something.
    There is simply an extra section of the application form to fill in if you want to arrange your own placement.

    I applied this year for a placement related to computer science, not sure how many placements would actually be available for this though since most people apply for medicine/physics etc.
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    Anyone here applying for the NIMR?
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    (Original post by chignesh10)
    Anyone here applying for the NIMR?
    Hi
    I really want to but I live in Leeds which is hours away from London so I don't know where I'd stay :/ , does anyone know if they do on site accommodation?
    Are you gonna apply?
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    (Original post by anjipanji)
    Hi
    I really want to but I live in Leeds which is hours away from London so I don't know where I'd stay :/ , does anyone know if they do on site accommodation?
    Are you gonna apply?
    Yeah I've done my application but gonna give it to my teachers and then improve it and hand it in.
    Not sure, you should email them
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    (Original post by anjipanji)
    Yeah I will do, I'll talk to my teachers about it too Because I dont think they've ever heard of it.I can't go i might just apply to my regional coordinator for a nuffield bursary. How confident are you about being accepted?
    Well, I am doing this as some experience for what I am going to do at uni, so it owuld be helpful if i got accepted, but NIMR take 1 in 4 usually so not very. you?
    Deadline is pretty soon btw so u should do it quickily
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    (Original post by chignesh10)
    Well, I am doing this as some experience for what I am going to do at uni, so it owuld be helpful if i got accepted, but NIMR take 1 in 4 usually so not very. you?
    Deadline is pretty soon btw so u should do it quickily
    I'm the same as you, I want to do biomedical sciences or natural sciences at uni and this experience sounds amazing not to mention the things it'll give you to talk about in an interview.

    I've just emailed the coordinator at nimr, the deadlines the 26 th april isn't it? Do you know how many apply? Hopefully I can sort out an application in the next week.
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    (Original post by anjipanji)
    I'm the same as you, I want to do biomedical sciences or natural sciences at uni and this experience sounds amazing not to mention the things it'll give you to talk about in an interview.

    I've just emailed the coordinator at nimr, the deadlines the 26 th april isn't it? Do you know how many apply? Hopefully I can sort out an application in the next week.
    Yeah, i asked them, they said 12-15 get in and around 45-50 apply usually.
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    (Original post by chignesh10)
    Yeah, i asked them, they said 12-15 get in and around 45-50 apply usually.
    Oh thanks. How long did it take for you to get a reply by email to your q's? I'm too impatient lol.Good luck getting in btw
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    (Original post by anjipanji)
    Oh thanks. How long did it take for you to get a reply by email to your q's? I'm too impatient lol.Good luck getting in btw
    umm well depends when u email them, if u were to email them now u would get the reply by tommorow latest.
    Thanks and good luck to u too
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    Wooohooo got offered a nuffield bursary placement at cambridge university institute of astronomy!!!!!
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    what do I include in a personal statement about why I should get this bursary?
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    Hey guys, Im starting my placement this thursday in a Biochemistry lab! Has anybody got any advice or tips because i have no idea what to expect! Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by lils129)
    Hey guys, Im starting my placement this thursday in a Biochemistry lab! Has anybody got any advice or tips because i have no idea what to expect! Thanks in advance
    where?
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    (Original post by chignesh10)
    where?
    Up in scotland, St. Andrews Uni
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    Hi guys, I have my Nuffield placement at Cambridge Uni this summer and was wondering about the Gold Crest Award. We had a nuffield bursary meeting in which they said that we can use the bursary as our project for the gold crest award. Does anybody know how we do this? Or has anyone done it? Thanks
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    (Original post by ninuzu)
    Hi guys, I have my Nuffield placement at Cambridge Uni this summer and was wondering about the Gold Crest Award. We had a nuffield bursary meeting in which they said that we can use the bursary as our project for the gold crest award. Does anybody know how we do this? Or has anyone done it? Thanks
    I think we do it online? I'm pretty sure its another application form
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    (Original post by ninuzu)
    Hi guys, I have my Nuffield placement at Cambridge Uni this summer and was wondering about the Gold Crest Award. We had a nuffield bursary meeting in which they said that we can use the bursary as our project for the gold crest award. Does anybody know how we do this? Or has anyone done it? Thanks
    You'll go to a group presentation at the end of your placement, where you'll have a verbal assessment with a judge, and then you'll fill out a paper application (which is mostly an overview of your project).

    Then they send you a certificate.

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    (Original post by lils129)
    I think we do it online? I'm pretty sure its another application form
    (Original post by Darwinian)
    You'll go to a group presentation at the end of your placement, where you'll have a verbal assessment with a judge, and then you'll fill out a paper application (which is mostly an overview of your project).

    Then they send you a certificate.

    Cheers guys
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    (Original post by Darwinian)
    I did it last year if anyone's got any questions
    I don't know how to work this, I'm kinda new to Student Room

    but darwinian, what's the presentation like at the end of it all? Is it intimidating, and also did you apply for a gold crest award?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Anz)
    I don't know how to work this, I'm kinda new to Student Room

    but darwinian, what's the presentation like at the end of it all? Is it intimidating, and also did you apply for a gold crest award?

    Thanks
    The presentation is a little nerve wracking, but no more than giving a presentation to your teachers. If you're okay with talking to people you'll be fine, there weren't any big groups and it's great experience.

    Yes, I applied for (and got) a Gold CREST.

    If you apply for it, you'll have to talk to an "assessor", and that's more stressful but really no problem. They're all quite friendly, and no one in the room will know more about your project than you do.

    To get the award, you'll also have to fill in a form, but it's really simple and quite short. And then they'll send you a certificate!

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