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.

  • Camilla explores outreach opportunities with OpenPlant

    Camilla Stanton | John Innes Centre

    Camilla Stanton, a student at the John Innes Centre, has always been very interested in science communication and roles that can be complementary and supportive to academia. Millie spoke to...

  • Jake enjoys his time at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

    Jake Newitt | University of East Anglia

    Jake Newitt, a student at the UEA, wanted to work on a large collaborative project for a research organisation and gain experience in next generation sequencing and communication skills. To achieve...

  • Sam explores his career options through an internship with The Company of Biologists

    Sam Holden | The Sainsbury Laboratory

    Sam Holden, a student at The Sainsbury Laboratory, wanted to gain a better understanding of the publishing industry and career options surrounding sciences. After talking to The Company of...

  • Alice is inspired at GoBio

    Alice Godden | University of East Anglia

    Alice Godden took the opportunity at the PIPS Employer Forum to speak to GoBio (Hethel Innovation) as a potential company to host her for her internship. Alice was looking to gain a higher level of...

  • Alicia exceeds expectations at the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

    Alicia Russell | John Innes Centre

    Alicia Russell, a student at the John Innes Centre, wanted to gain knowledge and experience of the different work that is being carried out to help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). After...

  • Alice gets a taste of the third sector

    Alice Dore | University of East Anglia

    Alice Dore, a student in the School of Biology at the University of East Anglia, wanted to gain experience of working in the third sector and to expand her analysis and communications skills, and...