I recently applied to participate in a Nuffield research project. I can’t wait to find out whether or not I’ll be spending four weeks of my summer surrounded by like minded people researching something that I want!
All of you who won’t be applying to University until next year, get online and research it! It’s a great way to extend your UCAS application, and it makes you stand out from the crowd!
The research project basically entails you to carry out a research project which interests you, whether that’s in biology, chemistry or physics. Nuffield caters for science as a whole.
I’ve chosen to do base my research around biology and chemistry as I want to study medicine. I’m unsure as to what I’ll be researching specifically but I’ll decide that based on whether or not I’m fortunate enough to partake in this project.
It does take up four weeks of your summer, but hey, you’ll be enjoying it, doing something you want to do. You can even apply for a bursary. How much better can it get!
It’s also nationally recognised by admissions tutors, so at the end of it when your receive your certificate, not only will you be able to write about it in UCAS, but it will also qualify as an extra to help you get into university. It shows you’ve really researched your hosed career path, and taken time out of your summer to explore more.
For all those interested to do it next summer, have a look here;