UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Work Experience

Infection, Immunity & Inflammation


Our work experience placement is now being jointly hosted by the five Research and Teaching Departments at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. Each Department contributes 2 or 3 sessions to the timetable, providing students with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of research topics and techniques. 
If you are interested in applying, please visit the new GOS ICH work experience website.
Please note: this is not a clinical placement.


We ran in person work experience programmes before 2020 and virtual placements in 2020 and 2021. Here is some feedback:

“Also, thank you for organising this programme, I have loved every second and it has really helped me decide what I want to do when I grow up. Everyone was so friendly and the topics were so broad and gave a real feel of working in a laboratory without even being there!! ....I have learnt so so much.”

“Thank you so much for organising this brilliant and informative week! I enjoyed every minute of it and feel lucky to have gained so much knowledge and experience. I came into this unsure of what degree I wanted to take or what path I wanted to follow, ...  and it has helped to confirm my realisation that I would like to do a Biological Sciences undergraduate course.”

"Really well organised and interesting insight into lab research projects (how they can be carried out / different areas of research).  A good variety of different areas of biology covered."

"Thank you so much for organising this work experience, I've found it incredibly enjoyable and informative in helping me decide what career I may like to do in the future. Before this week, I was concerned that a virtual placement would not be that good, but I was proved very wrong! Also, thank you to all the speakers who took the time to give presentations, prepare PowerPoints and answer all our questions. It's been a great experience."

"Overall, I found it very interesting and helpful in giving an insight to many areas of research at UCL. I thought it was very interactive and I would definitely recommend this placement to others in the future."



If you are interested in a possible placement, please contact us at ich.iii.admin@ucl.ac.uk.


If you are more interested in a clinical placement, we recommend you apply to the GOSH Young Persons Programme.

Science4u also hosts a science day and covers numberous healthcare science careers which may be of interest to you (and it is supported by GOSH).