Host A Unique Experience

Covid-19 Statement

The In2scienceUK programme is going online to connect disadvantaged students with scientists, engineers, technologists and researchers to develop the skills and confidence for success. 

If you want to make a difference and inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential, follow the link below to find out more about our virtual placement and mentoring programme.

Inspire a Young Person into STEM

We work with amazing researchers and professionals who volunteer to host 2-week summer work placements for disadvantaged students, giving them an invaluable opportunity to gain an insight into research and careers in STEM.

Benefits of Getting Involved

Aside from the rewards of making a real difference for the young person you host, there are personal merits to be had by volunteering with In2scienceUK.

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Get involved in public engagement

Hosting a student provides evidence of public engagement and outreach. In2scienceUK can provide letters of support and endorsement for grant applications, departmental REFs, Athena SWAN applications, Annual Reports and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mentoring
Develop your mentoring and coaching skills

Learn new skills and develop your communication, mentoring and coaching skills by working with young people to diversify your CV and develop career-enhancing skills.

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Renew your own passion for your work

Many of our previous hosts tell us that by viewing their work from a different perspective, they are able to refresh their view and appreciate the importance and excitement of their profession.

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Volunteer during your working day

Enables you to volunteer and give back to your local community during your regular working day. You may also get the chance to network with other colleagues who host a student.

Find Out More Information Here

Meet our Hosts

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It was refreshing to explain our work to from a different perspective, and very rewarding to see my student quickly picking up experimental techniques. I was reminded of how I decided to pursue my current career around that age, and it is reassuring to know that the future of our profession is in good hands!

JoshuaUCL Institute of Ophthalmology
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I have volunteered as a STEM ambassador for the last 7 years but I found engaging with my In2scienceUK placement very fulfilling and rewarding. I think I was able to inspire my student to pursue a career in biomedical sciences and I have learnt that they have achieved conditional offers from London universities.

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A good look around most university campuses will show a flaring lack of diversity. A big part of this is a lack of belief in these communities that they can be successful, and a great way of changing this culture is to show them what it’s actually like.

JonathonImperial College London
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Coming into a company like Abcam and seeing what working life in a lab or other department is like can really build confidence and make careers become realistic and achievable for them. We are very pleased that a former In2scienceUK student has joined our Protein Sciences Team.

SarahAbcam
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It was great to remind myself of the luxury of having a job that allows you to stay curious. Showing my work to the next generation of researchers and seeing their excitement made me appreciate this luxury even more.

MaximilianUCL Chemical Engineering
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The In2scienceUK initiative showed me how important it is to create a framework to engage young people from disadvantaged groups and to give them help and mentoring beyond academic knowledge.

BernadettUCL Institute of Neurology

Thanks to the programme, I had the opportunity to enthuse someone about developing a scientific career in the UK. All my colleagues now want to be part of the In2scienceUK programme! We had fun and we really enjoyed being challenged and questioned. We simply loved watching our mentee grow in confidence!”

Nathalie
Institute of Zoology

Our Impact

We are an impact led organisation passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential and pursue a STEM career.

Evaluations show that after the programme students are more likely to:

Feel that anyone can become a scientist or engineer

Know a wide range of STEM careers and pathways

Feel confident to write a high-quality personal statement

Host a Unique Experience

Apply for a place on our programme today.