in2scienceUK is an award winning charity which empowers students from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM and research careers through high quality work placements and careers guidance.

Learn more about our impact  


"my internship opened the door to what science research really is and taught me the importance to evaluate, question and synthesise information-not just pass an exam. It was fantastic"

Adam, 2012 student participant at ICH


"being able to support such a student was not only enjoyable, I could see it made a real difference and all within my working day. It was great!"

Dr Charbol, University College London.


Why in2scienceUK exists

Students from low-income backgrounds face major barriers when pursuing their interests in science, including a lack of experiences outside of school, knowledge of degree options and understanding of the university application process. This leads to low participation in key STEM subjects.

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     the total of students from independent schools who progress onto University

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     percentage of students eligible for free school meals who go to University

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     number of children eligible for free school meals who gain a place at a highly selective University

Department for Education Widening participation in higher education: 2017 (2014/15 cohort)

How YOU can help

  • STEM professionals, harness your passion and expertise as a practicing researcher to engage and enthuse students by giving them a unique experience working alongside you for 2 weeks during the summer.
  • Take the opportunity to make a difference to the prospects of these young people during your working day.
  • Teachers, use our resources or ask us in for a classroom visit to encourage your students to apply and gain access to STEM placements, mentoring, university application guidance and an insight into STEM careers.

Are you a scientist who would like to provide a placement?

START Making a difference today

in2scienceUK provides over 1000 STEM placements

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    of in2scienceUK participants have progressed to University

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    of in2scienceUK participants progress to a top university

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    of in2scienceUK participants would recommend in2scienceUK to others

in2scienceUK is grateful to our founding partners who generously support our organisation: