Work experience placements for Year 10 and 11 students

Applications are now closed for the Earth Sciences Work Experience Programme but complete this UoB work experience expression of interest form and we will get back to you as soon as applications open later this year for Work Experience Week in July 2023.

The School of Earth Sciences actively supports and encourages work experience placements for Year 10 and 11 students. We run a one-week work experience programme with 12 places that will be awarded by a competitive selection process. 

Earth Sciences is the nexus of many STEM subjects, and we will use physics, chemistry, biology and maths skills to answer big societal or environmental questions. We will work in a chemistry lab, use geophysics equipment, look at volcanic hazards, talk about ocean acidification, explore evolution, and/or look at ore samples to think about natural resources. Activities include lectures, laboratory exercises and, usually, a local fieldtrip. Participants will also learn essential report writing and presentation skills and have the opportunity to meet current Earth Sciences students and staff. 

Priority will be given to students who have a genuine interest in studying an Earth Science subject at University and those from widening participation backgrounds. A maximum of one candidate per school will be awarded a place.


For further information regarding the programme please contact Claudia Hildebrandt ( , Work Experience Co-ordinator, School of Earth Sciences. 

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