Work experience

Biological Sciences

The application deadline for Biological Sciences work placement weeks has passed for this academic cycle.  The scheme will reopen again in Sept 2020.

Work Experience Placement Weeks 2020

Yr 10 Biochemistry Research Placement Week

The School of Biochemistry are pleased to announce that it will be running a week of lab based work experience for year 10 students.

This will run from Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July, and will take place in the Biomedical Sciences Building on University Walk.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience of a range of techniques commonly used in Biochemistry at degree level, be able to tour the School to see what facilities we have to offer and take part in a social activity too.​

​Please use this application form to express an interest in attending the year 10 Biochemistry work experience week and the deadline for applications is 31st March 2020​

If you have any questions regarding this week, please email:


Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Lab based Placement Week

The School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience actively supports and encourages work experience placements for school-age students. If you have genuine interest in gaining experience of working in a laboratory environment, we would like to hear from you. 

Placements are scheduled for a maximum of six students (in pairs) in May, June, or July.  The closing date for receipt of work experience applications is the end of February each year.  If you would like to be considered for a work experience placement then please download and complete an application form (Office document, 55kB), and return to Debbie Martin at the address listed on the form.

General Other Biomedical Sciences opportunities

Work experience opportunities within the other Life Science Schools are offered on a individual basis depending on the availability of academics, research and technical staff at different times of year. 

In order to be considered for an opportunity, please send a covering letter detailing your specific area of interest to the individual school offices.  If an opportunity arises then you will be informed but please be aware that many requests are received each year so not all will be successful or responded to.     

Please go to for other subject specific work experience opportunities. 

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