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.

  • 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...

  • Hethel Innovation Limited provides Conor with a valuable internship experience

    Conor McGrath | The Quadram Institute

    Conor McGrath, a student at the Quadram Institute, wanted to gain an understanding of commercialising research and an insight into nurturing research-based start-ups through financial provision and...

  • Aviva provides a great internship opportunity for Josh

    Josh Thody | University of East Anglia

    Josh Thody, a student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to gain experience working in industry as a software developer. As such, he used a personal contact to find a placement at Aviva, in...