Research Experience Placements

Research Experience Placements

The NERC Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme aims to address both thematic skills gaps as well as demographic and diversity-related challenges in the environmental sciences by offering funding to support paid summer placements for undergraduate students, during which they will carry out research projects within the scope of the environmental sciences.


What is a REP like?

Our previous REP students have all really enjoyed their time with us, and found the experience of working in a real research environment on current research projects to be valuable in thinking about their next steps:

“In addition to the lab research, I was given the opportunity to attend a diverse set of talks presented by speakers from all over the world, and doing original research in different areas of Biology. As part of the REP, I was also able to attend the DTP residential summer school, allowing me to meet first year PhD students who were well into their projects, and hear first-hand about their experiences.”

“My supervisor helped me to develop my understanding of the process that goes into modelling. Additionally, she helped me with my experimental design and motivated me to produce my best work.”

“It has been a fantastic experience, both for academic and social reasons. I would strongly advise future students that are interested in a career in research to apply for an REP.”

Previously funded REP projects can be seen on our REP page.

Browse available REP projects