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Work Experience and Internships

We work in partnership with local schools and academies to promote our research and to outline potential careers in cancer research. Our academic and research staff regularly visit schools to deliver talks and hands-on workshops that demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques.

We offer a range of opportunities for potential researchers of the future to gain experience of conducting research in an internationally leading centre.

Pre-University work experience (year round)

Our technical staff organise 2-3, week long events for Year 12-13 students that introduce career opportunities available as research technicians and incorporate demonstrations of a range of research techniques in varied laboratory environments.

Pre-University summer placements

Several of our research groups host individual Year 12 students for 1-3 months laboratory placements. We also host students who have secured bursaries through the Nuffield Future Researchers scheme.

Undergraduate summer placements

Laboratory placements are available for Newcastle-based second year undergraduate science and medical students. Small bursaries to support these placements may be available from the University, Wellcome Trust, Biochemical SocietyPathological Society and other charitable organisations.