Talented science students accepted on Nuffield Research Placements
Cronton Sixth Form students from the Mond Centre of Excellence for Maths and Science are celebrating after being accepted onto the prestigious Nuffield Research Placement scheme.
A-level students, Danielle Ellis (aged 16, previously from Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School), Shahbaz Khan (aged 18, previously from Tower College) and Ryan Varghese (aged 16, previously from St Gregory’s Catholic High School) have each been accepted onto the scheme which takes place over the summer.
The students will each have the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for 6 weeks while completing cutting edge academic research at local universities and research centres.
Danielle, from Warrington, said “I applied for the Nuffield Placement Programme because my passion is science and I wanted to be able to complete a research project like scientists I read about. I was thrilled to found out I had been chosen, I feel the placement will help when applying to Russell Group Universities in the future as they will appreciate the practical science skills I will experience.”
Shahbaz Khan, from Prescot, said “The Nuffield placement will give me vital experience in the field of research, I was very excited when I found out I had been accepted. This will give me an extra boost in applying to my choice of university. The Prestigious Universities Programme at Cronton has made me much more aware of these great opportunities.”
Ryan Varghese, from Warrington, added “The Nuffield placement is seen as a prestigious event and will help enhance my UCAS application, I am overwhelmed to have gained a placement.”
Cronton Sixth Form has developed the Prestigious Universities Programme, working with students from year 9 and then throughout their time at Cronton Sixth Form, to provide them with the depth of skills and experience needed to prepare for entry to Oxbridge and other prestigious universities.