Work Experience Week

Every year we welcome students 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.

The application form is now open and will close on Friday 31st March 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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.

If you have any questions about the application form or scholarships, please email and we will get back to you during normal office hours. We will let all applicants know the outcome of their application by the 5th May 2023.

Key information

The online application form is now open and will close at the end of Friday 31st March.

Applicants must be residents of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Éire.

Applicants must be under the age of 18 and in the school year:

  • England and Wales - Year 12
  • Northern Ireland - Year 13
  • Scotland - S5
  • Éire - Fifth Year

As this event aims to support students from underrepresented groups in Higher Education and physics, applications are ring-fenced to students from the following groups: 

  • attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the UK
  • from an underrepresented ethnicity 
  • young carers or care experienced
  • live with a disability
  • the first generation in the family to consider higher education

Please complete the application form using our dedicated and secure educational events portal, HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker).


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.