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.

  • Ann-Marie explores the Natural History Museum

    Ann-Marie Keane | The Quadram Institute

    Ann-Marie, a student at the Quadram Institute Bioscience, had a keen interest in experiencing research in a museum setting and therefore choose to complete her PIPs placement at the Natural History...

  • Agatha explores a career in Public Health and data analytics for her PIPS

    Agatha Treveil | The Earlham Institute (EI)

    Agatha Treveil, a student at the Earlham institute, wanted to investigate the career possibilities relating to Public Health and data analytics, including increasing her understanding of the...

  • 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...