Work Experience Week at the Astrophysics Research Institute

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

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

Thank you for applying for our Work Experience Week, running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th July 2022. Every year we welcome students from school years 12 and 13 (or equivalent), for a week-long work experience program. The week consists of talks and workshops to give you an idea of how professional research is done at a university.

The application process is now open and will close on Thursday 31st March 2022 (applications received after this date will not be considered). Please complete all fields. If you have any questions about this form or the application process, please email and we will get back to you during normal office hours. We will let all applicants know the outcome of their application by the end of April 2022.

The 2022 work experience week is open to students from the UK, Ireland or British Isles who can attend at our Liverpool City Centre offices for the whole week. You must provide your own travel and accommodation, however, there is no charge for the work experience week itself.

Travel and accommodation scholarships

The NSO is committed to supporting students from underrepresented groups to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) subjects at university. To help with this we provide several travel and accommodation scholarships. 

Underrepresented students include Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic students, young adult carers, disabled students, and students whose parents or guardians have not been to university. 

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