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.

  • 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...

  • Claire develops her business skills with internship at Santander

    Claire Hews | University of East Anglia

    Claire Hews, a student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to experience a role outside of academic research, with the aim of learning how the skills that she develops during her PhD could be...

  • Melissa gains business experience with a PIPS at Hethel Innovation

    Melissa Stewart | University of East Anglia

    Melissa Stewart, a student based at UEA, undertook her internship at Hethel Innovation after finding out about the company at the Employer Forum. Hethel Innovation is a business and innovation...

  • Toby Buttress reaps the benefits at RAGT Seeds

    Toby Buttress | John Innes Centre

    Toby Buttress, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook his PIPS placement at RAGT Seeds Ltd, after having spoken to them at the annual Employer Forum. Toby found the Employer Forum a...