Scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

If you are currently in S5 or moving into S5 in June and thinking of applying for this, please let Mr Burgess know via email at

Application for a scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

For the first time, the Physics and Geosciences departments at the University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, will open their doors to S5 students who would like to discover what it is like to be a scientist. We will run a scientist experience placement programme from the morning of the Friday 16th June to the Wednesday 21st June 2023. You will have the chance to meet with research scientists from the University and work with them and other pupils during your placement.
Pupils on placement will be expected to make their own way to the King’s Building campus; we will however provide lunch as part of the placement.

The placement will start at 9am every day and finish at 4.15pm, apart from the 16th when it will finish at 1pm.
We are very excited to launch this new scheme, and we invite you to complete this application before the Tuesday 23rd April at midnight. We will get back to you about the outcome of this application by the end of April.

Mr Burgess will be the guidance contact.

We have enclosed an application form for students to complete