Work Experience Week 2020 - Applications Open!

Monday to Friday, 6-10th July 2020

Each year the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI), part of Liverpool John Moores University, welcomes fifteen students (16-18 year olds) for a week long work experience programme. The week consists of talks, workshops and an in-depth group research project supervised by professional astronomers here in the department. At the end of the week the students produce a report and present their findings to the rest of the group as well as invited guests and staff from the ARI. You can find out about last years work experience week here:

The work experience week is free of charge. Lunch will be provided on Monday 6th July.

Best Presentation WEX 2019: Supernovae by Brandon, Rebekka & Eva


Application Criteria

You must be:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old at the time of work experience week 2020
  • able to make your way to/from the ARI offices (Liverpool City Centre) each day*
  • able to attend all days during Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020
  • able to demonstrate a passion for science and or astronomy

Apply here:

In the application you will be asked for your contact details, school/college information and some additional information plus the question: “Why do you want to attend work experience week at the ARI and what do you hope to achieve from it?”. Your answer to this question will be used as part of the selection process.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28th February 2020 (23:59 BST). Applications received after this date may not be considered.
All applicants will be informed if they have been successful or not by the end of March 2020.


ARI Work Experience Week will take place at
Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
Brownlow Hill, Liverpool
L3 5RF.

Students are asked to ensure they have their own accommodation, and can travel to and from the venue every day during the work experience week.

*Unfortunately, we are unable to provide or support any accommodation requirements, however, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to provide some financial support towards accommodation and/or travel expenses.


If you have any questions about Work Experience Week, or the application process, please email and we will get back to you during normal office hours.