Research Experience Placements

Undergraduate Research Experience Placements

Applications for Summer 2021 are now closed.  

The Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) Research Experience Placement (REP) Scheme is aimed to encourage undergraduate students who are doing a degree in a quantitative disciplines to consider a career in environmental science.

The SCENARIO DTP has five placements in this scheme this year, based at the University of Reading. Because of COVID-19, the placements may be either run in person or remotely.  Each REP student will have a PhD student mentor to help with the practical aspects of the project and to discuss the experience of being a PhD student.

All projects will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get experience of working in a thriving research environment before considering applying for a PhD, whether with Scenario or elsewhere, and we guarantee that all REP students will be offered a PhD interview, where appropriate.

You would receive £9.25/hr, with a working pattern ranging from 30 hours per week for 7 weeks to 20 hours per week for 10 weeks of work, this summer.

The University of Reading is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.

NERC feedback is that some student groups are typically underrepresented within the Higher Education pathways including (but not limited to) students from ethnic minorities, those with a disability or from low-income backgrounds, and we welcome applications from these student groups.

SCENARIO is committed to widening the diversity of our student cohorts

Click here for details of the projects and how to apply.