in2scienceUK is an award winning organisation which gives students from low income backgrounds the opportunity to work alongside STEM scientists, and receive the advice and information they need to progress to University and STEM careers.

Help a student by providing a short work placement  

"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 out of class room experiences, knowledge of degree options and the University application processes which lead 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

How YOU can help

  • Harness your passion and expertise as practicing research scientists to give students a unique experience to work alongside you for 2 weeks during the summer.
  • Students who get a placement also obtain access to information, mentoring and guidance on University applications and an insight into science careers.
  • Take the opportunity to make a difference to the prospects of these young people during your working day.

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

START Making a difference today

in2scienceUK provides over 100 STEM placements

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    of in2scienceUK participants have progressed to University

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    of in2scienceUK participants progress to a Russell group University

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    of in2scienceUK participants would recommend a in2scienceUK placement to others

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

  • british-ecological-society
  • nhs
  • rexam
  • UCL
  • Biochemical Society
  • University of Bath
  • Teach First
  • The Funding Network