nuffieldNuffield Research placements give students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for 4 – 6 weeks over the summer holidays.
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at current S5 students who will be sitting Highers exams in 2017; and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level.

Students apply by completing an online application form which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research placement webpage at

Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are also invited to display their work in poster form at a celebration event in either the Royal College of Surgeons or Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh .

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CVs and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

Further information and an informative video about the scheme can be found here:

Please see Miss Mortimer if you are interested in applying.