Nuffield Research Placements

Deliberate Learning is delighted to be the Nuffield Coordinator for the Northern Ireland!

Our role is to recruit and support businesses, academic institutions and other relevant stakeholders to encourage and host Y13 students to undertake a Nuffield Research Placement, working with successful applicants and their teachers to ensure the very best experience for all involved.

Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and delivered by STEM Learning. They are engaging, hands-on research projects, where students have the opportunity to make a real and meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals to:

• Develop subject understanding alongside research and quantitative skills to expand career prospects

• Learn more about higher education and different career paths

• Enhance UCAS personal statements and applications to university.

• Apply for a Gold CREST Award


Summer holidays after Year 13

How long?
4 – 6 weeks in total (2-3 weeks real-world research collaboration activities with the placement provider supervisor).

A well-supervised but independent research project relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).

Placements can take place in a variety of locations including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings.

Students can take part in a placement at no cost. Travel costs are reimbursed and students may be eligible to receive a bursary each week.

Find out more

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