Before you start your application, we need some basic information so we can stay in touch with you.

Create a password
The email address is not made public. It will only be used if you need to be contacted about your account or for opted-in notifications.
Provide a password for the new account in both fields.
Policy Status Constraint
Default Fail - Password must contain at least 4 types of characters from the following character types: lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits, special characters. Minimum password character types: 4
Default Fail - Password length must be at least 8 characters. Password character length of at least 8 characters
Default Fail - New role was added or existing password policy changed. Please update your password. Number of allowed repeated passwords: 0
Please ensure your password contains:
  • at least 8 characters
  • at least 1 upper case letter
  • at least 1 lower case letter
  • at least 1 number
  • at least 1 special character, such as !#$%&()*+,-.:;

Also note that your new password cannot be the same as a previously used password.
About you
Your contact information
Please ensure you provide us with a full address and postcode, as well as your phone numbers, as we will need to be able to contact you throughout your time on the programme.
Your background information
Which ethnic group do you belong to?
Are you a UK resident?
Have either of your parents/guardians completed a Higher Education degree
Your school
If you cannot find your school please contact your Nuffield Coordinator
If you are still at the same school, please input your school name again.
Placement length
Please select the placement length you would prefer. We are collecting this information to inform our placement planning. It may not be possible to match you with the placement length selected due to placement availability. Further conversations with your regional coordinator will be required.
What we do with your data

We collect personal data from you within this application to enable us to consider your application to the Nuffield Research Placements Programme, to manage your placement if you are successful and to monitor and evaluate the programme. This means that your data will be shared with the Nuffield co-ordinator for your region. Your personal details, details of your qualifications, your personal statement and your teacher reference may also be shared with organisations who may consider you for a placement. We will not share your personal data with any other third party without your consent.

We will assess your application using a scoring system. We particularly encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to the programme. In order to make sure that we are reaching these students successfully, as part of the scoring system we assess the backgrounds of all our applicants. We do this by looking at where your home postcode is ranked in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) and at what percentage of students at your school are eligible for free school meals. The scores for your application will be shared with your regional co-ordinator but will not be shared with any other third party.

If we are able to offer you a placement, we will keep your data on our system but will anonymise it after six years. We will keep the records of unsuccessful applications for one year.

On what lawful basis we use your information Lawful basis may include:

  • Where we have your consent.
  • Where it is within legitimate interests to process your information. We know that under this basis of processing, we have a heightened responsibility to keep your interests central and to make sure that your rights as a data subject override our legitimate interest.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

When we collect information about your background, we do that for the purposes of equality of opportunity or treatment. The lawful basis we use for this is article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR and Schedule 1 part 2(8) of the DPA2018. We will supply our funders with statistical data for research purposes which will not include any details that could be used to identify you.

When we collect any information about dietary, adjustments or access requirements we also need your consent under article 9(2)(a) as this type of information is classed as special category data. We will only share that information with those directly involved in the coordination or delivery of your placement.

For more information on our principles when dealing with personal data, see our privacy policy.

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