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.

  • Rachel gains an insight into work in a hospital environment

    Rachel Piddock | University of East Anglia

    Rachel Piddock, a student at UEA, hoped to gain an insight into the procedures involved in the running of a hospital department, with a focus on medical testing and auditing. A PIPS internship...

  • Ben develops his programming skills with an internship at Proxama

    Ben Kirkup | University of East Anglia

    Ben Kirkup wanted to increase his knowledge of programming languages and exposure to industry best practice for software development from his internship. Proxama, an international mobile commerce...

  • Eleanor considers her future career after internship with KWS

    Eleanor Fearnley | John Innes Centre

    Eleanor Fearnley wanted to see if plant breeding could be something she wished to pursue after her PhD and so used her internship to explore this. Ellie spent her 12 week internship at KWS Ltd UK,...

  • Rebecca develops her skill set with Internship at Antibiotic Action

    Rebecca Lo | University of East Anglia

    Rebecca Lo, a student at the University of East Anglia, spent her internship with Antibiotic Action ( ), the public awareness arm of the British Society for...

  • RCUK Internship at the National Assembly for Wales provides Rachel with an excellent PIPS experience

    Rachel Prior | John Innes Centre

    Rachel Prior spent her internship with the Research Service at the National Assembly for Wales where she hoped to gain experience in a policy environment, as well as experiencing non-academic and...

  • Corinne’s internship helps clarify her future career choices

    Corinne Arnold | John Innes Centre

    Corinne Arnold, a student at the John Innes Centre, undertook her internship from January to April 2016 with LRC Ltd (Limestone Research and Consultancy). Corinne wanted to gain experience in...