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.

  • 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...

  • Jenna takes full advantage of PIPS with BrisSynBio

    Jenna Helleur | The Quadram Institute

    Jenna Helleur, a student at the Quadram Institute, undertook her PIPS with BrisSynBio at the University of Bristol after reading about the opportunity in the PIPS Newsletter. BrisSynBio is a...

  • 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...