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Internships for 1st-year students (UK)

  1. Feb 23, 2014 #1
    Does anyone know of any UK or Europe based internships, work experiences or research opportunities for first-year students? I am wondering if it will be possible to do something like this over my university holidays to improve my experience, but everything I have seen so far is only for 3rd and 4th year students. Perhaps there are some programmes designed specifically for first-years which do not require such advanced skills?

    Thank you!
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 23, 2014 #2
    Why not just ask around your department? Can't you sit in the corner of a lab and do some experiments? Or write some computer programs? If I ran a physics lab I'd let you do that, but I don't. If theory is your thing, why not make an early start on next years work by going through a useful book like Boas' Mathematical Methods, or the best "methods" book that *isn't* your set text.
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