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Science in Health Work Experience

  • CalendarJune, July
  • Clock outlineMore than one day

Successful year 12 applicants have the opportunity to participate in laboratory-based work experience and will be given an extended taste of the research environment within the School of Medicine.

Pupils get to experience first-hand a range of cutting edge technologies, working in trios with a number of different investigators and their research groups.

These include:

  • molecular biology
  • flow cytometry
  • DNA sequencing
  • egg microinjection
  • virology
  • mass spectrometry
  • X-ray crystallography
  • pharmacology
  • cellular immunology.

Pupils learn the important place animal experimentation has in basic biomedical research and in the development of new medical treatments. Pupils also get to meet and spend time with PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are in the early stages of their career.

The scheme runs for a four-week period in the months of June and July. Acceptance onto this work experience scheme is competitive. The application form is available to download on our website. The annual closing date for the scheme is 31 March.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Engagement team, School of Medicine. Contact Karen Edwards at or +44 (0)2920 742104 for more details.

How to book

You can download an application form on our website. The annual closing date for the scheme is 31 March. If you have any questions please get in touch.

TicketThis activity is free

  • School of Medicine, Main Hospital Building
  • University Hospital of Wales
  • Heath Park
  • Cardiff
  • CF14 4XN


  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13

Curriculum themes

  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickScience and technology
  • TickLife sciences
  • TickExtracurricular

Activity type

  • TickWork experience


  • TickCareers and employability
  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickWidening university participation

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