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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 and 2021

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 2020 NDS Virtual Work Experience Programme

Read about the 2021 NDS and NDORMS Virtual Work Experience Programme

NDS Work Experience Programme 2022

The work experience dates for 2022 are:

Week 1: 4-8 July 

Week 2: 11-15 July

Applications for the NDS Work Experience Programme in July 2022 are now open. Students attend for one of the two weeks listed above. We aim to hold the programme in person this year, but if we are unable to we will run the programme online. 

If you would like to be considered for the NDS Work Experience Programme, please complete the application form and return it to louise.king@nds.ox.ac.uk by 28 February 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Students must be aged 16 or over on the first day of the placement.