Work Experience

The University is keen to offer work experience where possible, offering a diverse range of departments and types of activities that you can get involved in.

Please note: we cannot offer work experience to anyone under 14 years old. Also, due to health and safety reasons, some departments cannot provide work experience to anyone under 16 years old.

Who to contact

If you are interested in finding a work experience placement with the University contact the department they are interested in directly.

The following is a list of the departments who regularly offer work experience.



Email address

Mathematical Sciences

Work Experience at the Maths Department


Physics Work Experience

External Relations, Marketing and Comms

Debbie Trayer- Gregory 

Central Teaching Laboratories
Subjects: Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Sciences

Work Experience Co-ordinator

The School of Law and Social Justice

Cathy Owens

Widening Participation and Outreach

Debbie Trayer-Gregory

Veterinary Clinical Science

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Debbie Howarth

Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Valentina Lorio

Careers and Employability

Becky Green

If the department you are interested in doing work experience is not listed above, please visit the Departments and Services page for a full list of University departments.

Please note that some of our academic departments may not be able to offer placements outside of term time. This is because the type of work being undertaken at that time may be different and it may be more difficult to offer a valuable placement. If in doubt please contact the department to find out the best time for a placement there.

How to apply

Once you have identified a department or departments you are interested in, follow the instructions for application linked in the column "Application/Contact" or, if these instructions do not exist, complete the following Application for Work Experience form and send it together with a cover letter to the department directly.

We cannot guarantee that you will be offered a placement.

Further information

For more information take a look at the list of FAQs.