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.

  • Internship with leading chemical company proves to be a great opportunity for Jan

    Jan Bettgenhaeuser | The Sainsbury Laboratory

    Jan Bettgenhaeuser wanted to experience working in industry and to get the opportunity to understand the workings of a commercial lab. His PIPS placement provided the ideal chance to do this. Jan,...

  • Ricardo takes his PIPS experience to Mexico

    Ricardo Ramírez-González | The Earlham Institute (EI)

    Ricardo Ramírez-González, a student at The Earlham Institute (EI), spent his internship in the Human Systems Biology Laboratory (HSBL) lead by Prof Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio at the Instituto...

  • Internship with Naked Scientists offers Danielle an array of new experiences

    Danielle Blackwell | University of East Anglia

    For Danielle Blackwell, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, an opportunity to undertake her PIPS internship with the Naked Scientists in Cambridge was the perfect chance to develop...

  • Edward excels at the Norfolk Record Office

    Edward Hems | John Innes Centre

    Edward Hems, a student at the John Innes Centre studying algal natural product toxins for his PhD research, decided to take himself out of his comfort zone as much as possible for his PIPS...

  • AstraZeneca gives Nicole outstanding experience

    Nicole Ward | University of East Anglia

    Nicole Ward, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences studying the role of miRNA in Neural Crest development, wanted to gain experience of working in industry and understand the workings...

  • Internship at Adapt Low Carbon Group exceeds expectations

    Janice Layhadi | University of East Anglia

    Janice Layhadi, a Biomolecular science student based in the School of Biological Sciences, undertook an internship at Adapt Low Carbon Group researching the development of biosufactants, with the...