Work Expierience for someone looking to go into psychology or biology

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CHAD
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I am looking to go into this type of area at university (well i am at the moment) and was wondering if anyone had any ideas where i could get some work expierience from? Im nearly 16 and have my NI number so hopefully it shouldnt be to much of a problem for me and i dont mind if it is voluteer work, but i couldnt really think of where I could go for this kind of expierience, got any ideas?
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could try a local care home for psychology, lol

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you could try the nuffield bursary scheme for biology
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Hi
I am looking to go into this type of area at university (well i am at the moment) and was wondering if anyone had any ideas where i could get some work expierience from? Im nearly 16 and have my NI number so hopefully it shouldnt be to much of a problem for me and i dont mind if it is voluteer work, but i couldnt really think of where I could go for this kind of expierience, got any ideas?
thanx!
You could look for psychologists in your area at www.bps.org.uk and then write/email/phone them to see if they could offer you some work experience. Someone's mentioned Nuffield already - a friend of mine has work experience with them in the psychology and psychiatric ward at the moment. You could try asking the educational psychologist at your school/college if you could do work experience with them or if they could put you in touch with someone that will.
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Hi
I am looking to go into this type of area at university (well i am at the moment) and was wondering if anyone had any ideas where i could get some work expierience from? Im nearly 16 and have my NI number so hopefully it shouldnt be to much of a problem for me and i dont mind if it is voluteer work, but i couldnt really think of where I could go for this kind of expierience, got any ideas?
thanx!
for biological sciences based research experience, look into the Nuffield Bursary scheme - you could get paid £1000 a month to work in a respected lab over the summer... We often had Nuffield Bursary peeps in our labs...
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for biological sciences based research experience, look into the Nuffield Bursary scheme - you could get paid £1000 a month to work in a respected lab over the summer... We often had Nuffield Bursary peeps in our labs...
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/home/
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voluntary work is probably the best option, will also look good to future employers if they've seen you're a volunteer, I don't know if they have one in your area but in mine there is a volunteer base full of information on voluntary work locally, from my own experience of being a volunteer and meeting other volunteers through voluntary certificates, I know there's an organisation that helps youths with alcohol problems, there's also the youth offending team that you can volunteer for and I'm pretty sure I met a lady once who worked for a place that helped raise awareness of mental health problems
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voluntary work is probably the best option, will also look good to future employers if they've seen you're a volunteer, I don't know if they have one in your area but in mine there is a volunteer base full of information on voluntary work locally, from my own experience of being a volunteer and meeting other volunteers through voluntary certificates, I know there's an organisation that helps youths with alcohol problems, there's also the youth offending team that you can volunteer for and I'm pretty sure I met a lady once who worked for a place that helped raise awareness of mental health problems
that is a good idea, thanx! sorry, wud it be at a information centre or summat i wud find out about it? thanx 4 the idea!
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Look in your local phonebook or something to see if they have any, the one in my area is called the Council for voluntary service or 'CVS' if they have one it's worth enquiring about voluntary certificates you can do as well as jobs you'd like to volunteer for, you might as well get a few certificates for it whilst you're there, I've got a 100 hours certificate and an accredited volunteer certificate and their so easy to obtain it's laughable, I'm currently doing a Community volunteering one, if you have no luck though, try a voluntary website like this one:
http://www.do-it.org.uk/youthnet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=445
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millenium volunteers os also a good choice. It government funded and ran and they give out recognised awards.

www.milleniumvolunteers.gov.uk
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