Faculty of Science and Health
Transition Year Work Placement Programme 2019
Transition Year students can enjoy a week of work experience with the School of Chemical Sciences, which includes working in a chemistry laboratory and learning the importance of safety when working with chemicals. Participants learn to synthesize and analyse pharmaceuticals, get a chance to use instrumentation, do some forensic analysis and learn about the applications of chemistry research. They also get a short course in Microsoft Powerpoint and give a mini presentation on their experience.
Alternatively, Transition Year students can spend a week at the School of Physical Sciences experiencing life as a physicist - doing hands on activities, such as fabricating dye sensitive solar cells and launching rockets. Students discover what it's like to study physics in a university environment and get a chance to attend first year lectures and laboratory sessions.
The 'Expression of Interest' form for the 2019 Transition Year Placement Programme is now closed.