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Excellent. Motivational/ fun/ interactive. Mike bursts with enthusiasm. Experiments including use of maths. Cooperation with uni students. Lots of friendly guidance.

Pupil attending one of Mike Ries' talks

Work Experience Week

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July 2017


We will be offering work experience placements for Year 12 students studying both Physics and Maths at A-levels during the week of 17 July 2017.

Throughout the week, you will experience what it's like to work in the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting academics and students, learning about current research carried out within the School.  At the end, you'll present your research to your peers, external guests, staff and students at a seminar-style event.  You'll gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work - all while working in an academic setting.

To participate, you must:

  • Be over 16 years of age, for heath and safety requirements
  • Be entering Year 13 in September 2017 and studying both Physics and Maths at A-levels
  • Be available 10:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday from 17 July to 21 July 2017
  • Have permission to participate from a parent/guardian and your school
  • Arrange your own travel to and from the university each day, though bursaries may be provided 

 

To apply, please click the "Application Form" link below.


Daily Schedule

10:00    Arrival on Campus

12:00    Lunch

16:00    Departure from Campus


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED as the deadline has passed. 


Applications will be accepted until Friday 7 April 2017.

We will review applications and let you know if you have been allocated a space during the week of 10 April 2017.  Applicants will be accepted to the program based on their academic ability, motivation to study participate and proven ability in the classroom. 

If you are not allocated a spot, you will be placed on a reserve list and will be notified if a space becomes available.

Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at e.mcneill@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 4065 for more information.