Student Stories

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

  • Ben helps launch the Mould that Changed the World!

    Ben Bone | University of East Anglia

    Ben Bone, a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to gain more experience in public engagement and policy making as well as developing his outreach experience. Ben spoke to Tony...

  • Anna gets a taste of commercial research at MyDNAhealth

    Anna Isaacs | The Quadram Institute

    Anna Isaacs wanted to increase her awareness of careers outside of academia and so used the PIPS Employer Forum to set up an internship with MyDNAhealth. MyDNAhealth is a company that helps people...

  • Dippy the Dinosaur is coming to Norwich (helped by a PIPS student)

    Joanna Jennings | John Innes Centre

    Joanna Jennings, a JIC PhD student, completed her PIPs internship with the Teacher Scientist Network (TSN) based at the Norwich Research Park. TSN is an independent and autonomous science education...

  • New Challenges with Public Health England

    Daniel Yara | The Quadram Institute

    Daniel Yara, a University of East Anglia PhD student, was keen to experience research in a non-academic setting and therefore choose to complete his PIPs internship with Public Health England...

  • Do your genes affect your sports performance?

    Federico Benuzzi | The Quadram Institute

    Federico Benuzzi, a Quadram Institute Bioscience student, was interested in both exploring research opportunities outside of academia and understanding how academic research is taken forward into...

  • Michael brings his expertise to the Broads Authority

    Michael Flynn | University of East Anglia

    Michael Flynn, a student at the University of East Anglia, is doing a PhD in machine learning and choose to do his PIPS internship at the end of his first year which allowed him to use his...