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

Create a password
A valid email address. All emails from the system will be sent to this address. The email address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by email.
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, punctuation. Minimum password character types: 4
Default Fail - Password length must be at least 8 characters. Password character length of at least 8
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 make sure you provide us with your full address and postcode, as well as an email address, as we will need 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 went to a different school or college last year, please state the name
What we do with your data

We collect personal data from you 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 coordinator 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 their home postcode is ranked in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) and at what percentage of students at their school are eligible for free school meals. The scores for your application will be shared with your regional coordinator 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.

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

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