Work Experience Week

Each summer the Astrophysics Research Institute (home to the NSO)  welcomes students from school Year 12 (or equivalent), for a week-long work experience programme. This week consists of talks, workshops, and gives the students an idea of how professional research is done at a university.

We will be opening applications for 2023 later this year.

There is no charge for this work experience week.


Read what students have said about Work Experience Week

It was such an informative and hands on week that I would recommend to anyone considering Physics at university in the future, as it really helped to affirm my choice of doing a Natural Sciences degree at university.

By Emma Durkin - Read Emma's full blog post.


All in all it was a really fun and interesting week, it provides a realistic insight into research jobs and student life at any university...I would highly recommend that all students apply to this, as it really was intriguing and provides amazing opportunities and a lot of information.

By Louis Wilks-Reeves - Read Louis' full blog post.


Read about our previous work experience weeks: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.