PLEASE NOTE: ALL STUDENT PLACEMENTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS.

STUDENT WORK PLACEMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

18 or under and still at school or college?

This one week work placement during term time only is suitable for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and studying at school or college. During the placement students will spend time in the gift shop, reception, cafe, education department, guiding within the exhibition and the offices. There will be the opportunity to be shown behind-the-scenes of our husbandry department. Hours of work are 9.30-4pm Tuesday to Friday and 10.15am to 4pm on the Monday. Students should wear black shoes and trousers and The Deep will provide a uniform top.

All student places have now been filled for this academic year (2019/2020).

We are now also taking expressions of interest for the academic year 2020/2021 where there is more availability.

Risk Assessments

An annual risk assessment is carried out on behalf of schools by E2W Education to Work Partnership and they have ruled out a list of 'no go' activities within The Deep for all students aged 18 or under including working with the aquarists 'wet side’. We regret that individual risk assessments by individual schools and colleges is not allowed.

Are you 18 or over studying a Degree in Education, a PGCE or considering a career in Teaching?

The Deep’s education department is staffed by 2 primary school teachers, a high school science teacher and a marine biologist offering a ‘Learning outside the classroom’ experience to visiting schools. This 1-4 week placement (the exact length depends on circumstances of individual students) takes place during term time, 5 days a week from 9-3pm. Students will have mentoring support from one of The Deep’s teachers, enabling students to fully fulfill their course criteria. The Deep welcomes up to 12 school classes each day, with student ages ranges from 4 to post graduate level.

We are now taking expressions of interest for the academic year 2020/2021

Are you 18 or over and studying marine biology, zoology, veterinary science, animal management or similar as a BTEC, undergraduate or post graduate course at college or university? 

We offer one week placements all year round with the aquarists.  The Deep receives many enquiries from students regarding work experience in this area and most placements are booked a long time in advance.   Each November our Assistant Curator considers all requests and will make contact with students who have expressed an interest, allocating all places for the following year. All places for 2020 have now been allocated. Students wishing to secure a place for 2021 should contact us, and we’ll add your request to the list. 

Student Information and project work

A generic student pack is available, covering many aspects of the running and management of The Deep including a small amount of financial information. There is a marketing strategy included in the pack, plus information about the animals and their husbandry. Unfortunately no further information is available outside the pack contents. If you would like a copy emailing to you please email us.

Career information

For further information about working with animals, or for opportunities in the travel and tourism industry please check out the following websites which will assist with career information, further education and jobs.

Working with animals - www.biaza.org.uk 

Applying to university - www.ucas.com

A career in science - http://stemcareer.com/

Studying marine biology at university - http://www.hull.ac.uk/Faculties/subjects/biological-and-environmental-science.aspx

FURTHER DETAILS

Please note all work placements are currently suspended due to health and safety

Plan your visit

Opening Times

  • The Deep is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry is at 5pm).
  • Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online On the day
Adult 13.50 15.00
Child (3 - 15) 10.57 11.75
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE FREE
Student*/Senior (60+) 12.60 4.00

* Students must provide a valid NUS card or proof of age is required for school/sixth form students

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Getting Here

Please use Tower Street or HU9 1TU when using a Sat Nav – this will take you to nearest main road to The Deep.

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