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NDS Work Experience Programme for students AGED 16 OR OVER

The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) at the University of Oxford provides a limited number of work experience placements for students aged 16 years old or over. We offer 12 placements over two weeks (six students per week) in July of every year.

The five-day programme is designed to offer students valuable experience in science and medicine, and will include time in the lab, the opportunity to shadow clinicians and research nurses, and a careers talk and feedback session.

During the week, students will take part in hands-on activities within different research groups in order to:

  • Build knowledge and basic lab skills and techniques;
  • Gain an understanding of how academic research and clinical trials are conducted;
  • Experience the range of research areas and professions within NDS.

The 2019 Work Experience Programme included:

NDS Virtual Work Experience Programme 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we were not able to offer our usual on-site programme. However, we were pleased that we were able to provide an alternative programme online. Read about the NDS Virtual Work Experience Programme

NDS Work Experience Programme 2021

The work experience dates for 2021 are: 5-9 July

Thank you to all who applied! Our application process is now closed and we are no longer taking applications.