Year 10/11 science work experience

Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Be inspired by fascinating research, speak with current students, get a closer look at our teaching laboratories, and find out what it’s like to study at university.

The course runs from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2024 (10am-4pm). You must be able to attend for all five days and will need to travel from home to and from the University every day (it's not a residential programme).

Explore STEM topics

This is your chance to explore fascinating STEM topics and meet experts in their fields.

  • Experience a week across campus, spending time in 8 areas; Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Health Sciences, Environment and Geography and Physics.
  • Meet current undergraduate students and find out what it's like to study at university
  • Attend lectures, tour our research laboratories and conduct experimental work in our teaching laboratories.

More details of the programme and locations will be shared in the resource pack which we'll send out one month prior to the start of the work experience week.

Getting here

There are buses from the city centre and railway station approximately every 5 minutes during the day, and it takes around 20 minutes to reach the campus. Find out more about getting to campus.

A small number of travel bursaries will be available. These will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and will be offered if you are awarded a place on the work experience programme.

How to apply

Applications are now open for the 2024 programme and will remain open until 25 February 2024.

Apply now

If you have any questions, please contact pet-outreach@york.ac.uk or phone 01904 32 2408. 

You'll be notified whether you have a place by Wednesday 20 March. We regret that we are unable to confirm places in advance of this date. Places on this course are limited, therefore allocation will be based on a combination of written responses and widening participation criteria.