World of Work

  • Study day
  • Schools
Two young people at a table working holding part of a colourful plastic skull.
School study day, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

At this all-day session, your students will have the chance to explore a range of career pathways based on the many kinds of work we do at Wellcome. From scientists, researchers and innovators to curators and artists, there are many exciting choices for them to consider.

Students will hear inspiring stories from Wellcome employees. They will participate in skill-based learning tasks to help them think about the relevance of their current studies for work.

Who can come

We have developed this study session for groups of students aged 14 to 19, studying GCSEs or post-16 qualifications at school or sixth-form college. You can bring 10 to 20 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, schools in the Greater London area have priority until 12 December. From this date booking is open to schools outside Greater London.

About your facilitator

Photograph of Noel Hayden

Noel Hayden

Noel has 25 years’ experience in mainstream and special education. Having worked extensively with children and young people with SEND while at the Museum of London, he now works freelance and specialises in developing and delivering SEND workshops for museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK.