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Work Experience Week

6 July 2016

The School recently hosted a Work Experience Week where 20 Year 12 students experienced what it is like to work in a research-intensive university

With so many requests from students seeking work experience throughout the year, the School of Physics and Astronomy dedicated a full week for twenty Year 12 students to join us and learn what it’s like to work in a research-intensive university. 

Throughout the inaugural work experience week from 18 to 22 July,  the Year 12 students experienced the inside workings of the School of Physics and Astronomy, meeting with academics and current postgraduate students to learn about their research carried out within the School.    

The purpose of the Work Experience Week was for our participants to gain skills in research, problem solving and collaborative group work - all within a real, working academic setting.  On Friday 22 July, they presented their own conference-style research posters to their peers, external guests, staff and students at our Showcase Event.     

To learn more about the Work Experience Week and next year’s application information, please visit