Work Experience Week

Every year we welcome students from year 12 (or equivalent) for a week-long residential work experience programme. Students gain skills and experience plus an idea of how professional research is done at a university. The week consists of talks and workshops from university staff and students. It culminates with students presenting their scientific research.

This year's Work Experience Week takes place from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th July 2023 at Liverpool John Moores University.

We offer scholarships to all work-experience students. These cover the costs of accommodation and food for the week. Students should provide their own return travel to Liverpool - however, travel costs may also be included in exceptional circumstances.



Applications for this year's Work Experience Week are now closed.

If you submitted an application, you will receive an email by the beginning of May letting you know whether or not you have been allocated a place.

We plan to host the 2024 Work Experience Week in July 2024. The application process will begin in January 2024.


Read what students have said about Work Experience Week

It was such an informative and hands on week that I would recommend to anyone considering Physics at university in the future, as it really helped to affirm my choice of doing a Natural Sciences degree at university.

By Emma Durkin.


All in all it was a really fun and interesting week, it provides a realistic insight into research jobs and student life at any university...I would highly recommend that all students apply to this, as it really was intriguing and provides amazing opportunities and a lot of information.

By Louis Wilks-Reeves - Read Louis' full blog post.


Read about our previous work experience weeks: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.