Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

New Teaching Labs and Reduced Outreach 2018

Oxford University has built new teaching laboratories for our undergraduate students. While these labs are much anticipated it does unfortunately mean we have had to reduce the amount of outreach we can offer to give the staff the opportunity to move all the equipment to the new labs. The move and subsequent reduction of outreach will take place between July and October 2018. Due to the relocation of the teaching laboratories we are unable to accept applications for teaching laboratory assistants for the summer period in 2018.

We will be taking applications for 2018-19 from 1st October 2018, the application procedure is as follows:-

  1. Fill in this form. Take care to indicate the type of work experience you are interested in and ensure that you include the dates you wish to be considered for. Placements are not offered during university terms.
  2. Write a covering letter clearly explaining why you would like to pursue work experience in your chosen field (Laboratory assistant or HR assistant).
  3. Write a CV.
  4. Attach these completed documents and send by email to The Work Experience Team.
  5. Ask a school teacher (or someone in a similar role) to send a reference to the department clearly stating why you would be suitable for the position you have applied for. The reference should be submitted by email: chem-workexperience@chem.ox.ac.uk .

We are often overwhelmed with applications for work experience, so please be patient with us. We will get back to you as soon as possible after the appropriate deadline.

The deadline for Easter applications is the 31st of January 2019.

The deadline for applications for the summer period is 31th March 2019.

Students will not be offered a place in a research laboratory.

Students under the age of 16 will not be offered work experience placements.

Accommodation, travel and food are not provided for work experience students. Please take this into consideration before applying for work experience.  

If you have any further queries feel free to email The Work Experience Team: chem-workexperience@chem.ox.ac.uk .