Student Stories

As part of the programme students undertake a 12 week professional internship (PIPS) in an area unrelated to their PhD. iCASE students are also required to spend at least 12 weeks with their industrial CASE partner. The following case studies are an example of the experiences that our students have had whilst on their placement.

  • Toby Buttress reaps the benefits at RAGT Seeds

    Toby Buttress | John Innes Centre

    Toby Buttress, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook his PIPS placement at RAGT Seeds Ltd, after having spoken to them at the annual Employer Forum. Toby found the Employer Forum a...

  • Emma secures a valuable internship experience at the Employer Forum

    Emma Mckechnie-Welch | John Innes Centre

    Emma Mckechnie-Welch, a student at the John Innes Centre, went to the PIPS Employer Forum with the hope of finding an internship where she could develop her science communication skills, as she did...

  • Robert Johnson takes his science and creativity to Norwich Castle

    Robert Johnshon | University of East Anglia

    Rob Johnson, a DTP student in the School of Biological Sciences at UEA, undertook his PIPS placement at the Norwich Castle Museum. Rob undertook his placement over the summer of his second year...

  • Biosciences eastern and central Africa offers Pilar chance to shine

    Pilar Corredor Moreno | John Innes Centre

    Pilar Corredor Moreno is a second year DTP student who undertook her PIPS with the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub in Kenya....

  • Ben Rix achieves his aims with Aquavalens

    Benjamin Rix | University of East Anglia

    Ben Rix, a PhD student at the UEA in the School of Biological Sciences, wanted an internship to develop his written communication skills and looked for a local opportunity to achieve this....

  • PIPS propels Tharsini on to a new careers path as an IP lawyer

    Tharsini Sivapalan | The Quadram Institute

    When searching for her PhD, Tharsini Sivapalan wanted to find a course that offered her something extra. Previous experience during her undergraduate degree had led Tharsini to the realisation that...