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    And if so, how?

    I'm currently taking BSc Neuroscience at UCL, and was considering what I should do during my summer break.

    Is this a good year to try to get into a research lab? And if so, how would I go about doing that?

    Another problem is that I'm not sure whether I'll have accommodation here for the entire summer, and don't live in London, which would make it harder to commit.

    Has anyone here in the sciences gotten experience in the first year? Is it worth it, and how did you do it?

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    Getting some experience in first year is a good idea, but not essential.

    For research, approach some of the teaching staff on your course to see if they any studies running over the summer you can help with. I know for me and quite a few on my course (UCL psychology) that's how we got experience. I joined the IoN for mine, something I'm sure you would benefit from.

    Other than that, volunteering (or if possible working) as a HCA on a neuro-rehab ward or something could also be good.
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