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I'm thinking about applying for the Nuffield Research Placement (ideally to do with biology) and I had a few questions about it:
How competitive is it?
How useful is it for getting into university?
Does it provide you with useful skills that employers or universities like?
What should I include in my personal statement for the NRP?

Thank you in advance.
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Just found out, its too early, 196 days to be exact, but currently I'm going to write my ps or, well, atleasg try to find out how to via YouTube videos.
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(Original post by Esme9812)
I'm thinking about applying for the Nuffield Research Placement (ideally to do with biology) and I had a few questions about it:
How competitive is it?
How useful is it for getting into university?
Does it provide you with useful skills that employers or universities like?
What should I include in my personal statement for the NRP?

Thank you in advance.
When I did it a good 5+ years ago, it was very competitive
It was a big part of my personal statement and it’s probably the reason I managed to get subsequent lab work experience because before entering university, the NRP gave me a lot of experience with experimental techniques, write up, presentation etc
It’s useful to talk about for uni interviews (I didn’t have any when I applied) and can lead to things such as Gold CREST award.
I’m not sure whether they’ll go through with physical placements for 2022 cohort though but even a dry lab project that you can do from home would be beneficial
https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/defaul...ants.pdf#page6
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Just found out, its too early, 196 days to be exact, but currently I'm going to write my ps or, well, atleasg try to find out how to via YouTube videos.
could you send me some links please for how to write the ps because I'm struggling.
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(Original post by asclepeion)
When I did it a good 5+ years ago, it was very competitive
It was a big part of my personal statement and it’s probably the reason I managed to get subsequent lab work experience because before entering university, the NRP gave me a lot of experience with experimental techniques, write up, presentation etc
It’s useful to talk about for uni interviews (I didn’t have any when I applied) and can lead to things such as Gold CREST award.
I’m not sure whether they’ll go through with physical placements for 2022 cohort though but even a dry lab project that you can do from home would be beneficial
https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/defaul...ants.pdf#page6
do you still have your personal statement that you wrote for the nuffield thing? I'm struggling to start it and finding out how to write it, so any ideas would be useful.
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