CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years

26/10/2014

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Can I complete a CREST Award during a summer placement?

It may be possible to achieve a Silver or Gold CREST Award during a summer placement, although this will depend on each individual case.  Your Local CREST Coordinator will be able to advise you further.  In some circumstances they might even be able to help you arrange a placement in your local area, although it is always best to try other ways of looking for opportunities too!

Here are some other ideas:

The MRC Clinical Research Centre at Imperial College has a Summer Studentship programme.  It offers undergraduate and A-level students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biological and clinical science by working in a cutting-edge research laboratory:
http://www.csc.mrc.ac.uk/Jobs/SummerStudentships/SummerStudentships/
 

Queen's University Belfast offers lab experience in their Marine Laboratory in Portaferry and Belfast:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/QueensUniversityMarineLaboratory/education/
 

UCL also have Summer work experience for A-level students in their labs:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/zebrafish-group/outreach/

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