Research Experience Placements (REPs)

Paid summer placements for undergraduates


Each summer STARS offers one or more REPs to undergraduate students studying sciences. REPs are paid placements of around 6 weeks in duration and provide a great opportunity for undergraduates to gain some research experience over the summer vacation. 

Current Project underway:

The following eligibility criteria apply to all REPs. Applicants should:

  • be studying for an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC’s scientific remit (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics)
  • be applying for a placement in a different department to their undergraduate degree,
  • be undertaking their first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters),
  • be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree,
  • be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (i.e. UK, EU or right to remain in the UK.

Summaries of projects undertaken in previous years can be seen by following the links for 2016 , 2017 and 2018