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.

  • Cristina focusses on data analysis skills with the NHS

    Cristina Alcon | The Quadram Institute

    Cristina Alcon went to Hellesdon Hospital for her PIPS placement. Cristina has always been interested in knowing more about the wider roles in the NHS and so set up the internship using her own...

  • Erika Coletto advances her scientific skills at the Institute of Biorobtics

    Erika Coletto | The Quadram Institute

    Erika Coletto, a student at the Quadram Institute, went to the Institute of Biorobotics, part of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy for her PIPS placement. The BioRobotics...

  • Wes takes full advantage of his internship at Aviva

    Wesley Fowler | University of East Anglia

    Wes Fowler, a student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to learn and improve his ability to code so he took the opportunity to use a personal contact at Aviva to set up his internship in...

  • Marina takes her PIPS to Mexico

    Marina Corrado | The Quadram Institute

    Marina Corrado, a student at the QIB, had always wanted to gain an understanding of the work of non-profit research organizations but had not previously had the opportunity so she focussed on this...

  • Rocky gets a taste of commercial agricultural research with internship at BBRO

    Rocky Payet | University of East Anglia

    Rocky Payet, a student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to undertake an internship with a commercial agricultural research organisation and so organised his internship with the British Beet...

  • Elizabeth develops array of skills at The British Quinoa Company

    Elizabeth Chapman | John Innes Centre

    Elizabeth Chapman, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook her internship at The British Quinoa Company from January to March 2017, during the 2nd Year of her PhD studies. The British...