Placement: British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge) TY844

Gain an insight into the science carried out by British Antarctic Survey to support research in the Polar Regions.


Location: British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET

Placements are available with the British Antarctic Survey supported by a £1000 ENTHUSE bursary.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to:

The final part of the programme is a one-day professional development experience, held 4 to 6 months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Employer Background:

British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it.

A placement at the British Antarctic Survey will give you an insight into the science carried out by staff across the site and an overview of the education support available to your students.

To find out more, visit the British Antarctic Survey website.



Going on a placement at the British Antarctic Survey will help you to:

• inspire your students –See first-hand the wide range of careers available to students in science and STEM.

• build strong links with a local employer – connect with a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers) and develop your own understanding to inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study.

• enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM

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