University of Dundee

Work Experience

  • High school pupils undertake a plant sciences practical experiment in a greenhouse.
  • The 2019 work experience cohort with their completion certificates.
  • Three male high school students taking part in a DNA extraction experiment wearing lab coats and gloves.
  • High school pupils receive a talk from an academic at the University Cancer Research Centre.

Every year the School of Life Sciences hosts students from local schools in order that school pupils may have an opportunity to investigate potential career opportunities before moving into further education. Placements are also provided through the Nuffield Research Placements scheme. 

Our annual Work Experience Week takes place over the summer holidays. The week will include laboratory sessions, visits to Ninewells Medical School and the James Hutton Institute, ethics discussions and groupwork culminating in a celebration event with staff and students.

A sample schedule of the week can be found here: Work Experience Week draft programme