A summer of inspiration for the STEM researchers of the future

26 August 2015

As August draws to a close so does another successful summer of Nuffield Research Placements. Nearly 1,200 sixth formers and college students have undertaken research placements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at workplaces across the UK.  

Nuffield Research Placements change lives. They give students - particularly those who don't have a family history of going to university or who attend schools in less well-off areas - the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a professional research environment. This can be invaluable in terms of their future education and career choices, enabling them to go on to become the scientific researchers of tomorrow.

Thank you

None of this would be possible without the people and workplaces who provide the placements. People like Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham, postdoctoral research associate in pharmaceutics at UCL School of Pharmacy, who explains why she got involved with Nuffield Research Placements in this short video. 

We are also grateful to our partners who help fund and provide placements for students. 

How to get involved in 2016

We are always looking for more people who can provide STEM placements for our students. If you're interested in finding out more contact nrp@nuffieldfoundation.org. 

For students, applications for 2016 open in the last week of October. Find out more about how how to apply

The Nuffield Research Placements section of our website has information for student applicants, project providers, teachers and parents

It's been a great summer. Here are some pictures of our students on placement and some of the experiences shared on Twitter.