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Rutherford Appleton Lab Work Experience

So, I applied for work experience at RAL and got in :smile: tbh i applied not expecting to get given a placement but just thought why not, since it seemed like a cool opportunity and I was interested by the research being done there.

However I live quite far from the site (100-120 miles by road), and I dont really know anyone who lives close by who I can stay with, is it worth going?

I'd either have to pay for a hotel (expensive, it's like 12 days) or take the train every day (also expensive and means waking up at 4am).

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Reply 1
Hello - found your post when looking for information about work experience at the RAL. How did it work out for you? Hoping to get some work experience this year.
Original post by logan38
hello - found your post when looking for information about work experience at the ral. How did it work out for you? Hoping to get some work experience this year.

wait do you have a placement? I got my placement today and am so happy eeeee!!
Reply 3
Still waiting here 🤞
Good luck! I'm trying to find accom but its crazy expensive and not even that close!
Reply 5
Was not successful for RAL application. Now waiting for Daresbury - not feeling optimistic.
I'm sure you'll get a placement at Daresbury! I have a feeling that its set up so that you can't get both placements.
Reply 7
Thank you! I'm not optimistic though as I think I was meant to find out same time as the RAL. No news is good news?
Reply 8
Original post by logan38
Thank you! I'm not optimistic though as I think I was meant to find out same time as the RAL. No news is good news?

no, the daresbury one is 24th april, i'm still waiting on it!
Original post by aranon
no, the daresbury one is 24th april, i'm still waiting on it!

it's annoying how it's a little later, just put me out of my misery already HAHAH
Reply 10
Original post by sadfailure
it's annoying how it's a little later, just put me out of my misery already HAHAH

frr
btw which projects did you apply for at daresbury?
I applied for the Accelerator Diagnostics and Instrumentation Technician Project, the Electrical Engineering Project, the Mechanical Design Engineering Project 2, the Technical Engineering Project, and the Vacuum Science Technician Project. What about you?
Reply 12
Original post by logan38
Hello - found your post when looking for information about work experience at the RAL. How did it work out for you? Hoping to get some work experience this year.

Hello! I did end up going, it was really enjoyable and I learned a lot, would reccomend going if you are able. It turns out I did know somebody, so I stayed with them during the work experience. If you do get in, my only advice is to learn some Python beforehand, as there is a good chance you might need to use it.

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