Student placement opportunities with the BNA

28th Sep 2017

Please note: placements for the academic year 2018-19 have now been filled, and the BNA is not consdiering any further applications at this time.


The BNA are pleased to offer placement opportunities for undergraduate students completing a neuroscience or related degree. 

This is an excellent chance to learn about a career in Academic Administration and Leadership.  There is considerable scope for the placement student to generate and trial new approaches. Having the input of a placement student would make a significant difference to the success and impact of the BNA.

Applicants should be undertaking an undergraduate sandwich course in neuroscience or a related discipline, i.e. one which incorporates a year in a placement position (usually the third year of a four year degree course).  This placement with the BNA is intended to provide the opportunity for such students to gain experience and understanding of science careers and working within a professional academic science association.

The outline of the placement is below, and full details can be found here

There are two available places for 2018-19. We anticipate being able to offer two places in each subsequent academic year, but cannot guarantee this will be the case. 

Institution name: British Neuroscience Association

Contact: Dr Anne Cooke

Address: University of Bristol, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Whitson Street, Bristol, BS1 3NY


Placement location: University of Bristol (primarily) /Cardiff University (e.g. 1 day per week)

Telephone: 0117 3313161

Web address:

Salary: Unpaid

Application deadlines: There will be two rounds for selection.  If suitable candidates are identified in the first round, then a second round will not be held. Notification to this effect will be posted here. 

  • Deadline for first round = 8th December 2017 
  • Deadline for second round = 23rd February 2018 (if still available) - this round is not being held as the positions were filled in the first round

Placement start date: Between 1st July and 31 October 2018 (for 2018 intake)

Placement duration: 9 months -12 months

Organisation type: Not-for-profit Professional Society for neuroscience and psychology

Please note that the BNA provides the placement only.  It is the responsibility of students to organise all other arrangements with their home institution. 

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