Placement: University of Birmingham TY816

Join the University of Birmingham for a placement where you can immerse yourself in the world of STEM outside of the classroom.


Location: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The following dates are currently available:

5 day placements are available, supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding. To help select a date that works with your timetable, here are the Birmingham University term dates.

If you would like to take part in a placement, please complete this form stating your chosen dates and send it to:

The final part of the scheme is a one-day professional development experience, held 2-6 months after your placement.

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

Going on a placement at Birmingham University will help you to:

Inspire your students – increase your own understanding by attending lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions on topics such as Spectroscopy, DNA / Genetic Material, microscopy, enzyme kinetics, brain dissection, cell signalling, embryo development, DNA synthesis and repair, cell adhesion and disease, the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle. Meet with students, researchers and lecturers working at the university and gain and insight into the breadth of curriculum content available to students entering this field.

Build strong links with a local university – connect with a local university to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making degree and career choices. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a science-based career and gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers).

Enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make university applications through UCAS, and develop a wider knowledge of how to support students in making career decisions, taking into account future STEM industries.

University Information:

For further information about Birmingham University and the School of Biosciences, please visit the website.


This ENTHUSE bursary funded placement offers you an opportunity to:

• provide inspirational experiences for teachers, which will in turn help them to inspire their students
• support the transition between A-Level and Higher Education, helping to highlight routes of study and future STEM related careers
• develop firmer links between school / college and university
• equip your school or college in response to the Government’s careers strategy

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