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Nuffield Research Placements

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  • Available in Welsh

We work in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation to offer research placements at the University.

These research placements are for students in their first year of a Post-16 STEM course and usually last four to six weeks. Placements are offered during school or college summer holidays.

The scheme gives students a chance to work alongside our STEM researchers and to carry out their own piece of real-life research. It is is particularly targeted at students from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds. These students may be awarded a weekly bursary while they are on placement.

The project provides a well-recognised achievement to put on their UCAS application or CV. The placements also support them to enhance their written and verbal communication skills and overall levels of confidence.

Placements are hosted by a number of our Academic Schools and support a wide variety of STEM topics. Applications are made through the Nuffield Foundation.

This video gives you a bit more information about what the placements might involve:

Watch the Nuffield Research Placements video to find out more.

Find out more

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

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Nuffield Foundation. Contact us at for more details.

How to book

You can apply for a placement at Cardiff University via the Nuffield Foundation website or email

TicketThis activity is free

  • Placements will take place at various locations across the University.


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

Curriculum themes

  • TickMathematics and numeracy
  • TickScience and technology
  • TickLife sciences
  • TickSocial sciences
  • TickDigital competency

Activity type

  • TickWork experience


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickWidening university participation

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