Research experience

Your chance to explore fascinating Physics topics, meet world-leading experts and get a taste of what life as a researcher is like.


Research Experience Week 2024

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to offer a unique research experience opportunity taking place this summer.

When: 29 July - 2 August 2024

Where: University of Sheffield campus

For: Year 12 students

During the week you will have the opportunity to work with academic staff to get an in-depth look into our fascinating research specialisms, including Astronomy, Particle Physics and Quantum Technology. There will also be an opportunity to meet students, find out more about life at university and learn about career opportunities with a physics degree.

The work experience week will take place on campus at the University of Sheffield. Please note that this is not a residential week and you will be expected to arrange travel to the department for each day of the work experience week. 

Applications are now closed.

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