Study and training

On the fringes of the Lake District National Park, close the coast, with friendly communities and a low cost of living, West Cumbria is a stunning and very special environment in which to work and study.

Basing yourself at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility enables you to conduct research in a world-leading academic environment with proximity to industry whilst enjoying this unique and beautiful setting

PhD Opportunities

The Dalton Cumbrian Facility hosts postgraduate students and provides access to unique nuclear facilities for their research. Access is also available, for relevant research, to National Nuclear Laboratory’s most modern nuclear technology research facility in the world, the Central Laboratory. 

Projects open for application:

Placements and outreach

One of The University’s key objectives is to be socially responsible; to engage with our community, to add value and inspire young minds. This extends to West Cumbria through the Dalton Cumbrian Facility’s programme of placements and outreach activity.

Undergraduate summer projects ***APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR 2018***

We support a limited number of summer work experience placements for undergraduate students or promising sixth formers. 

Details and applications (deadline 21 May 2018):

Placement 2018: Robot Manipulator (DCF2018-1)

Placement 2018: Accelerator Science (DCF2018-2)

Placement 2018: Materials Characterisation (DCF2018-3)

Selection is based on a range of criteria, usually including but not limited to:

  • Best fit between the student’s interest, experience and projects available
  • Performance to date on degree programme or in sixth form
  • The right soft skills and transferable skills to work effectively in our research environment
  • A written application and CV
  • Interview

These placements are designed to fulfil The University’s key objective of providing maximum socio-economic impact and widening participation in our local area. We therefore prioritise students who are originally from Cumbria or have family roots in the area. We are unable to provide accommodation with these placements so students need to live (or be willing to live) within commuting distance of Dalton Cumbrian Facility for the duration of their placement.

The Infinity Festival

The Dalton Cumbrian Facility played a key role in designing and delivering the Infinity Festival, a collaborative STEAM event hosted at West Lakes Academy in Egremont. 

Work experience

We are currently unable to accommodate requests for individual or tailored work experience where it does not fit within our existing programme of outreach.

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