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STEM work experience week 2024

Strand Campus, London

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Are you a Year 10 student and interested in STEM? Then apply to take part in our work experience week, running from Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2024! You'll spend a week in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES), exploring different STEM topics and meeting a wide range of scientists and engineers.

Applications for this programme have now closed. 


Programme detail

The STEM work experience week runs from Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2024, based on the Strand Campus.  Lunch will be provided every day free of charge, but participants are responsible for arranging and covering the cost of both their own transport to and from the campus, and any accommodation required.

You will start the week with a general introduction, before spending time with each of the five departments in our faculty: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics. You will get the chance to visit laboratories, talk to scientists and engineers, and get stuck into interactive STEM workshops.

You will then be set a 'design challenge', working in a team and using different aspects of what you have discovered in the week to come up with a creative solution to a real-world problem. You will end the week presenting your work as a poster to the rest of the group, as well as staff from King's College London, your teachers, parents/carers and more. 

We hope that this week will give you a broad view of the range of STEM careers available, and the diversity of people who work in a university like King's. We also hope to highlight the skills needed to study a STEM degree at university, and what this experience could be like. 


How to apply

You must be able to attend all five days of the programme, from Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 09.45 – 16.00. This is not a residential programme - participants need to travel to and from the King's College London campus every day.

You can apply for a place on the STEM work experience week by filling out this application form. This will ask you a few questions about you, as well as why you want to take part. You will need to fill out this form with a parent/guardian.

Applications will close on Friday 26 April 2024, 23.59. We will notify successful applicants by Friday 24 May 2024.


Who can apply

This week is for students currently in Year 10. As we anticipate this week to be popular, we will prioritise giving places to young people based on the following criteria:

  • You attend a school in a Borough local to King’s (Lambeth, Southwark & Westminster)
  • You attend a school identified by King’s Social Mobility & Widening Participation as high priority
  • You show interest in a career in STEM, or a desire to study STEM subjects post-GCSE
  • Your postcode identifies you as socio-economically disadvantaged by the ACORN measure, or you are/have been eligible for Free School Meals

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