Work Experience

The Work Experience program in the School of Physics allows groups of students the opportunity to experience many facets of conducting research in an academic environment.

Students will attend talks, conduct experiments, work on a small research project and give their own presentation as well as have plenty of opportunities to speak with scientists in their field of interest. In past years there has also been special events such as excursions to the Australian Synchrotron and Melbourne Planetarium and an evening of telescope observing.

report on the 2015 program
CoEPP Work Experience Students
CoEPP Work Experience Students

Various research groups within the School of Physics may offer work experience programs throughout the year for Year 10 Secondary School students. All enquiries regarding the work experience program can be made to the Laby Teaching and Outreach Fellow, Jacinta den Besten.

While every effort is made to place as many students interested in the Work Experience program as possible, this is a very popular program and many groups are restricted by when they can offer placements due to teaching and research commitments.

Applications for the 2017 Work Experience program are now OPEN.

CAASTRO Work Experience Students
CAASTRO Work Experience Students

If you are interested in applying for work experience with the School of Physics, applications will open in early February 2017 for next year's program.

Current Research groups offering Work Experience Programs in Physics:

Astrophysics (Supported by CAASTRO) running from 26-30 June

Particle Physics (Supported by CoEPP) running from 26-30 June

This list may be added to during the year depending on student numbers, interest and availability. So please feel free to apply even if the current programs are not suitable and every effort will be made to find further placements dependent upon your interests and preferred dates.

For possible areas of interest, please view the Research pages.