Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements (NRP) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host organisation.

They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school while providing a meaningful contribution to the work of researchers and industry professionals.
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For more information, please visit our pages below: 
  •   Students

    Find out what participating means, how to check you're eligible and what you need to submit an application 

  •  Employers

    Find out what it means to provide a placement, what things you need to consider and how to get things setup

  •    Teachers

    Find out what you can do to promote the programme to your students and how best to support them

  •    Alumni

    Find out what being part of the Alumni Network means, what you can do today and how it can help you



  • Female student writing notes in the library

    Over 1,000 students matched to a placement and 190 organisations involved in 2021

  • Male and female students studying

    Participation increases the likelihood of attending top universities and 98% of 2020 alumni agree that NRPs supported job and education applications.

  • Female student meeting placement supervisor in communal area

    100% of students are from low-income backgrounds or are the first in their family to attend university