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Transition Year Work Placement Programme 2020 

Mathematical Sciences Transition Year Work Placement (20th - 24th January 2020)

In our Mathematical Transition Year programme, students will spend a week participating in a range of activities that will allow them to see how mathematics is applied in a range of different areas such as astrophysics, financial risk and population modelling and will look at some of the puzzles and paradoxes at the heart of mathematics. They will learn how to use relevant computer packages to prepare mathematical documents and will work in a team to make a presentation on a mathematical topic of their choice.

The 'Expression of Interest' form for the 2020 Mathematical Transition Year Placement Programme has now closed.

Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences Transition Year Work Placement

Students science experiement

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.

Students science experiement

The 'Expression of Interest' form for the 2020 Transition Year Placement Programme has now closed.