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.

  • 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...

  • Chris gets in front of the camera at Developing Experts

    Chris Marriot | University of East Anglia

    Chris Marriott, a student at the University of East Anglia, was looking for an opportunity to develop his teaching experience with different audiences, whilst also broadening his network. After...

  • Vanessa develops her coding skills with CPI Card Group

    Vanessa Bueno Sancho | John Innes Centre

    Vanessa Bueno Sancho wanted to use her internship to enable her to employ and develop her programming and coding skills. After speaking to a fellow student that had spent time with the company...

  • Sam delves into the world of Intellectual Property Management with Stratagem IPM

    Sam Piper | University of East Anglia

    Sam Piper, a University of East Anglia student, has had an interest in Intellectual Property (IP) management since his involvement with Biotechnology Yes as an undergraduate. Biotechnology Yes, now...

  • Shannon champions science with The SAW Trust

    Shannon Woodhouse | John Innes Centre

    Shannon Woodhouse, a John Innes Centre student, wanted to improve her science communication skills with a role that was complimentary to academia while offering a chance to interact more with the...