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Research Experience Placements (REP)

The 2016 REP scheme has now been completed and applications are closed. We expect applications for the 2017 scheme to be open in March 2017, so please check back here then.

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. The projects below are from our 2016 scheme and give an indication of the types of projects we offer.

REP projects:

School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

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)