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Nuffield Research Placements Needed!

Please find below and attached information from Ian Morrison, regional coordination for Nuffield Research Placements, who is looking for University of Manchester staff who might be interested in providing a Nuffield Research Project in 2013.

I am asking everyone who might be interested in offering a project to get back to me, whether you’re brand new to the scheme or have been doing it for years, as due to the changes which are being made to the way projects are allocated – Ian needs to have a comprehensive list of all project providers.

Nuffield Research Projects are a fantastic way of working with young people who already have an interest in Science and Technology; and giving them an insight into the research which goes on within our University. With The University of Manchester’s commitment to widening participation and supporting talented young people from local schools to progress onto research intensive universities, we really welcome this move – and look forward to working with you to offer a wide range of Nuffield Research Placements this academic year.

If you are interested in offering a project for 2013; or would like to find out more – please email me on emma.lewis@manchester.ac.uk by Friday 30 November.

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Could you host a Nuffield Research Project in 2013?

The Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries offer up to 1000 bursaries a year, for 6th Form Students to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The scheme is changing for 2013, when they will become known as Nuffield Research Placements, and they need you!

They are looking for academic contacts who would host a project for the scheme by hosting a young person for a 4 – 6 week project in summer 2013, the attached PDF brochure gives you more information about what this entails. The Nuffield Foundation are looking to particularly encourage students from schools in difficult social circumstances, and students who do not have a family background of higher education or STEM professions, and will be placing a greater emphasis on working with targeted schools which fulfil widening participation criteria.

If you are unfamiliar with the Nuffield Foundation and the research placements scheme more information can be found here.

Posted on behalf of Emma Lewis l UG Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer (Academic Enrichment STEM)

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