Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering or maths course are eligible to apply. Placements are available across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions.

There are currently more requests for placements involving statistics and data than there are placement opportunities available. The RSS is working with the Nuffield Foundation to encourage our members to provide placements.

Advice from RSS members

Several RSS Fellows have hosted students. Margaret MacDougall provides tips and advice for RSS members looking to host in her article on Statslife on her experience of hosting two students.

How to get involved

If you are interested in hosting a Nuffield student, please contact your local coordinator who will be able to provide you with guidance.

More information about the scheme is available on the Nuffield Foundation website.