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This is a five-day programme of activities for Year 12 students based in Oxfordshire who are interested in brain research and are planning to go to university.

Group of students working together at laboratory class

In this activity programme students can choose between two streams: 

1) The science of mental health

2) Investigating the brain in health and disease.


Students will have the chance to learn from practicing scientists and this may include:

  • A project using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • A project using magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Short talks about the neuroscience and psychiatry research going on at Oxford
  • Mini projects on ophthalmology, sleep, cellular neuroscience and eye movements.


Professor Catherine Harmer, Co-organiser, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said:


'We are delighted to co-host this neuroscience experience week for Year 12 students in Oxfordshire wishing to gain more hands on knowledge of working in a research and neuroscience setting. Students will get the chance to experience what it's like to do brain research in Oxford, from research on sleep, vision, mental health and more.'

Applications for the 4-8 July programme are now open

Contact for more information about the programme.

For more details and to apply.


Please follow the link below to read the news on the NIHR BRC website.

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