Work experience

The Department of Physics at the University of Oxford provides a limited number of work experience placements for students in Year 10 to Year 13.

Oxford Physics AS Work Experience Week (new)

We are running a week of placements in the summer, most likely from 24th to 28th July 2017 (TBC). During the week students will work on a research project and also take part in a central programme of activities such as departmental tours, career talks and sample lectures. Students will present their work to their peers at the end of the week in a poster presentation. We plan to have projects that cover a range of different interests and topics in physics.

Making an application:

Selecting students: There was an application form to complete and we asked students to state their preferred area of physics. We received a large number of applicants and students were selected based on their enthusiasm for physics and who looked to benefit most from the experience.

Year 12 Summer School 2017

If you wish to be notified when dates are set and applications open, please fill in this short form.

Other placements

Year 10 placements are organised exclusively through Oxfordshire County Council. We also work with Science Oxford and The World of Work Programme to organise placements for local students.

Students often contact individuals in the Department to request placements in their research field. It is likely that these requests will be directed to the central office and students will be asked to apply for the Oxford Physics AS Work Experience Week.

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire also offers one or two week work experience placements in physics and other subject areas between April and August to over 100 students each year. More information available here.