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January 6, 2020 | News

Undergraduate or PhD students seek work

Undergraduate or PhD students seek work

SEPnet (South East Physics Network) is organising an annual summer placement scheme for physics and maths students at the University of Surrey and it is seeking businesses interested in an industry or research 8-week project in areas such as data analysis, mathematical modelling, product design and testing or science communication.

SEPnet is a consortium of university physics departments from University of Hertfordshire, Kent, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex and the Open University.

Who can apply?

The scheme is aimed at any organisations interested in recruiting physics or maths graduates that can offer valuable business experience, including large companies, SMEs, start-ups, research institutions, charities and NGOs.

Benefits to employers

  • Early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills
  • Enables you to carry out projects you would not normally have time for
  • Provides a fresh perspective on your business challenges
  • All advertising, administration and placement support is handled by the SEPnet team
  • Some funding available for SMEs
  • Read our short case studies here

What employers have said:  

‘Very satisfied with the whole process, organised and straightforward, with good students.’

‘We took SEPnet students for the second year running and have been very impressed with the calibre, their capabilities and the general high standard. For your records we have just made a permanent job offer to one of the students’.

For more information:


Register your placement project, or projects, online here or complete the attached form by Friday 7 February.


Early projects will be prioritised.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Veronica Benson at South East Physics Network (SEPnet) at 01483 683758 or 07730 762 476 or [email protected]

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