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Work experience programme

Applications Closed – check back in the Autumn for details about 2020 programme

Together with the Met Office, we have developed a four day work experience programme to provide an experience of some tasks undertaken when working and studying in Meteorology.

The programme covers a variety of activities, including:

  • Forecasting with the Met Office
  • Learning to use meteorological equipment in the field and the observatory
  • Weather balloon launch
  • Atmospheric Observatory Tour
  • Climate research and experiments
  • Weather data analysis
  • Shipping forecast
  • Department weekly weather and climate discussion
  • Space and Weather talk


Duration: 4 days non-residential work experience programme (9am – 4/5pm).

Suitable for: KS4/ KS5 students studying science, physics and maths, considering a physics/maths related course at University.

Dates: 19-22 February 2019 (half-term in most areas). Rough times will be 9-4pm per day – children are responsibility of parents outside these times. The course is non-residential, local accommodation can be arranged by yourself, but in most cases persons under the age of 18 years old are to be accompanied by an adult in the accommodation.

Information: This programme is free of charge and limited to 40 places. Early applications are recommended.



Updated February 2019

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