Placement: University of Exeter TY818

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


Location: University of Exeter Medical School, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter, Heavitree Rd, Exeter EX1 2LU

The following dates are currently available:

5 day placements are available throughout the teaching term, supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding. To help you select a date that works with your timetable, here are the Exeter 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 during the Summer term.

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

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

Inspire your students – increase your own understanding by attending lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions in biological sciences. 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:

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) is an innovative and dynamic college teaching Medical Sciences BSc, Medical Imaging and Medicine. Our courses are delivered using small group teaching methods including problem based learning (PBL) and we are constantly updating both the content of our teaching and the methods we use to deliver it to reflect the latest pedagogic research.


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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