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    What would be useful science or geography work experience

    My Y10 daughter brought home a form from school today - giving her the option to find a weeks work experience. She doesn't want to waste the opportunity and would like to find something useful for science, geography or astronomy. Any really useful suggestions please guys and galls?
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    Local university? Back when I did mine I think a few people went to the local universities.

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    How about a different local school - helping in the science lab?
    Where are you? There may be a science centre or somesuch near by - we have the Intech centre at Winchester.

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    She is at school in Bath.

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    My eldest is studying Geography BSc at Lancaster having done A Level Maths, Geography and Biology... she also did AS Further Maths

    She did work experience at a Chartered Accountants and two law firms (one employment law, the other aviation law)

    To be honest, subject specific work experience or the quality of the employer is not important, it's the experience of actually working. You can get an apparently very good placement, but if all you did was photocopying or making tea then you can't easily write about how the work benefitted you in your UCAS personal statement. With good work experience, you can use it to show how you developed interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, planning skills, working to a deadline or whatever.

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    what about the local councils environment team? I know someone who works for my local council and hes constantly out on rivers, fields taking data, cleaning bits up etc.

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