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Undertaking a Nuffield Research Placement will inspire and motivate your students. It will help give them the skills and confidence they need to get a place at university.

The experience can be particularly valuable to students who don't have a family history of going to university, or who come from low income families. We want more students from these backgrounds to apply, and can offer them financial support while they undertake the placement.

In addition to the benefits for your students, getting involved with Nuffield Research Placement Scheme will raise the profile of your school in your local community. It will enable you to forge links with researchers in your area, in universities, industry and the voluntary sector.

All you need to do is tell your students about the programme, and write a short reference for each one who applies. There is no financial cost to you or your school.

* Including who is eligible, financial support and insurance information

If you are aware of any contacts who might be interested in offering a placement to one of your students, please let Jennifer Smith know – e.g. STEM ambassadors, industry links, work experience contacts, personal contacts.

Get in Touch
Whether you are seriously interested or just want to know a little bit more – we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Contact Details
Jennifer Smith, Nuffield Coordinator (Scotland)
Tel: 01382 308455 Email: