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    Looking for physics work experience,/placement for this year. Really struggling to find anything STEM related, does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking of emailing uni physics departments but i doubt that would have any success. Has anyone done this before? Thank you!!
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    (Original post by student32610)
    Looking for physics work experience,/placement for this year. Really struggling to find anything STEM related, does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking of emailing uni physics departments but i doubt that would have any success. Has anyone done this before? Thank you!!
    Definitely e-mail universities, I did for chemistry and 3 unis near me replied. Also although its no work experience, look into a Headstart course ( a summer school for STEM subjects )
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    You could apply to Nuffield. Its like a programme which you do for min 2 weeks?(during the summer holidays i believe) in this you do most science placements at your local university and helping with research and stuff (sorry i dont know all the details!)
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    You could apply to Nuffield. Its like a programme which you do for min 2 weeks?(during the summer holidays i believe) in this you do most science placements at your local university and helping with research and stuff (sorry i dont know all the details!)
    Thanks, I tried that but I don't qualify for it as my parents both went to uni.
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    Definitely e-mail universities, I did for chemistry and 3 unis near me replied. Also although its no work experience, look into a Headstart course ( a summer school for STEM subjects )
    Thank you that's amazing!! What sort of jobs and responsibilities did they offer?
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    Thank you that's amazing!! What sort of jobs and responsibilities did they offer?
    Learning how to work machines eg NMR, helping us develop practical skills etc not many responsibilities tbh. It was more showing us what you’d do at uni
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    Learning how to work machines eg NMR, helping us develop practical skills etc not many responsibilities tbh. It was more showing us what you’d do at uni
    Fab thank you!!
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    Definitely e-mail universities, I did for chemistry and 3 unis near me replied. Also although its no work experience, look into a Headstart course ( a summer school for STEM subjects )
    Did the universities give you a work experience placement for chemistry? I am also interested in finding other placements like the Nuffield ones and especially for chemistry.
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    Yeah they did so it is definitely worth emailing, but I’d advise you to do it soon as the universities took a while to get back to me. The Nuffield ones look really good although I think they’re quite long.
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    Yeah I did the Nuffield research project and it was minimum 4 weeks over the summer. Gotta write a long report which you can then send off for an EPQ and Gold Crest Award. My project was at King's College London, and my friend and I helped a professor make a website for the Dark Matter UK group after doing a lot of research into dark matter, reading papers and what not. Really fun!
 
 
 
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