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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Year 12 Work Experience Week

A free, week-long, non-residential programme available to Year 12 students who wish to gain an insight into working in academia.

The Year 12 Work Experience week will take place from the 15th - 19th July 2024 at Queen Mary University of London's Mile End Campus.

The aim of the programme is to give Year 12 students the opportunity to learn what it's like to work in academia through attending seminars, lab sessions, and undertaking a research project. 

Throughout the week, participants will work with a partner to create a poster related to one of the research areas in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. At the end of the week, participants will present these posters to academic staff and students in an informal, conference-style poster session. 

Please note that the seminars and lab sessions for this programme will focus on physics. 

To apply for this programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently in Year 12
  • You are studying Physics and Mathematics at A-level
  • You will have permission from your parent/guardian and from your school to attend
  • You must be able to attend for the whole week
  • You are able to travel to and from Queen Mary University of London on each day of the programme (this is a non-residential programme, and no accommodation will be provided).

How to apply

Due to receiving an unprecedentedly high number of applications, we have made the decision to close the form early.

We apologise for any disappointment.

If you have submitted an application, we will contact you via email by the end of May to let you know the outcome. Places will be allocated based on our widening participation criteria and answers to the application statement.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Eliza Hunt, Outreach, Widening Participation and Public Engagement Officer: 

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