Research Experience Placements (REP)
We are pleased to announce that NERC have awarded our DTP 6 REP placements to be completed over the summer period of 2017. REP placements give undergraduate students a taster of what it's like to be a postgraduate researcher. Successful candidates will be paid £200 per week for up to 10 weeks and receive a £500 training grant.
Potential projects will be advertised below as they become avaiblable, so please check back regularly.
Students are able to apply for projects as soon as they are advertised and the application deadline is 5pm on Monday 8th May 2017.
School of Biology, University of Leeds
- Virtual landscapes as a tool for exploring environmental attitudes (Dr Christopher Hassall, Dr Guy Ziv, Dr Martin Dallimer and Dr He Wang)
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
- Particle concentrations: from CERN to Leeds to the free troposphere (Dr Hamish Gordon and Dr Jim McQuaid)
- What do pallasite meteorites tell us about the dynamics and composition of the Earth’s core? (Dr Jason Harvey, Dr Chris Davies and Dr Andrew Walker)
- An investigation into the role of aerosol emissions on the global distribution of atmospheric air pollution (Dr Lindsay Lee, Dr Carly Reddington and Prof Ken Carslaw)
- What determines the sensitivity of Earth’s climate to different greenhouse gases? (Dr Amanda Maycock, Dr Alex Rap, Dr Chris Smith and Prof Piers Forster)
- Investigating the effect of atmospheric weathering on the ice nucleating ability of K-feldspar and quartz. (Prof Ben Murray)
- Modelling pollution from the Yorkshire power stations and its impacts on air quality (Dr Richard Pope and Prof Martyn Chipperfield)
- Leeds Forest Observatory: Understanding the Value of Urban Trees and Green Spaces (Dr Cat Scott, Dr Dominick Spracklen and Dr Martin Dallimer)
School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
School of Geography, University of Leeds
Department of Chemistry, University of York
Eligibility of students
The student must:
- Be studying for a degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC's scientific remit (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics)
- Be undertaking the placement in a different department to their undergraduate degree
- Be undertaking their first undergraduate degree (or integrated Masters)
- Be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree
- Be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (UK, EU or right to remain in the UK)