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.

  • Science communication internship proves highly successful for Claire

    Claire Bushell | John Innes Centre

    Claire Bushell, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre studying development and evolution of leaf shape, was enthusiastic about science communication and engagement and was looking for an...

  • 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...

  • Policy Internship gives Isabel an insight into the impact of Science

    Isabel Webb | John Innes Centre

    Microbiology student Isabel Webb wanted to gain a better understanding of the way that science interacts with the policy-making process. In September to December 2014, a PIPS internship at the...

  • 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...

  • Michael gains a variety of skills during his internship with CEFAS

    Michael Macey | University of East Anglia

    Cefas is an applied marine science centre and agency of Defra, collaborating with cross-government, multi-agency bodies that pool scientific resources and knowledge to enable better decision making...