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Transition Year Work Placement Programme 2017

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The 2017 Transition Year Placement Programme is now CLOSED for applications.

Transition Year students can enjoy a week of work experience with the School of Chemical Sciences, which includes working in a chemistry laboratory and learning the importance of safety when working with chemicals. Participants learn to synthesize and analyse pharmaceuticals, get a chance to use instrumentation, do some forensic analysis and learn about the applications of chemistry research. They also get a short course in Microsoft Powerpoint and give a mini presentation on their experience. Alternatively, Transition Year students can spend a week at the School of Physical Sciences experiencing life as a physicist - doing hands on activities, such as fabricating dye sensitive solar cells and launching rockets.  Students discover what it's like to study physics in a university environment and get a chance to attend first year lectures and laboratory sessions.

Students science experiement

Details for the 2018 Transition Year Placement Programmes will be available in Autumn 2017.  Please contact science@dcu.ie on or after 1st September 2017 to register your interest. Contact details will not be taken until after 1st September 2017.