Year 10/11 science work experience

Explore the world of science and experience studying at a world-leading university. Be inspired by fascinating research, speak with current students, and get a closer look at our teaching laboratories.

The course runs from Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July 2023 (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 science topics

This work experience week will give you a flavour of what it’s like to study at a Russell Group university. This is your chance to explore fascinating science topics and meet world-leading experts in their fields.

  • Experience a week across campus, spending time in 6 areas; Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics.
  • Meet current undergraduate students and find out what it's like to study at university
  • Attend lectures, visit our teaching laboratories and conduct experimental work.

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

Apply now

If you have any questions, please contact physics-outreach@york.ac.uk or phone 01904 32 2209.  

You'll be notified whether you have a place after Thursday 30 March. We regret that we are unable to confirm places in advance of these dates. Places on this course are limited, therefore allocation will be based on a combination of written responses and widening participation criteria.