Research Experience Placements

We are pleased to announce that the EAO DTP will be running a Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme this summer. 

This scheme is supported as it is widely recognised that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science. REPs focus on encouraging undergraduate students who are studying quantitative disciplines to consider a career in environmental research. 

Eligibility of students

Selected students must meet all of the following criteria. The students must: 

  • Be studying for a degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics)
  • Be undertaking the placement in a different department to their undergraduate degree
  • Be in the middle of their first degree studies (or integrated Masters)
  • Be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent
  • Be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (UK, EU or right to remain in the UK) 


£200 per week to the student.

The duration of each REP will be for no less than 8 weeks during the 2015 summer recess – dates to be agreed 


The student and organisation will be required to submit a brief report on the outcome of the placement to NERC by 31st October 2016. 

How to apply 

Please send a covering letter and CV to Julie Samson, DTP Administrator no later than 31st March 2016.  In the event of a high demand for the scheme, we may conduct interviews that would take place May/June 2016 – date tbc.


Miriam Apsley participated in the REP scheme in 2015.  A paper that resulted from her work within the placement can be found here.