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.

  • Josie strengthens her career plans following PIPS in Africa

    Josie Maidment | John Innes Centre

    Josie Maidment undertook her PIPS at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub from January to April 2017, during the second year of her...

  • Chris impresses at the Broads Authority

    Chris Pyatt | The Quadram Institute

    Chris Pyatt undertook his PIPS placement the Broads Authority in Norwich, after having found the opportunity on the MyCareerCentral list of 'warm' leads. Chris undertook his PIPS from January to...

  • Thom enhances his skills at the Government Office for Science

    Thomas Booth | John Innes Centre

    Thomas Booth, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook his PIPS at the Government Office for Science in Westminster after having seen the RCUK placements promoted in the PIPS newsletter....

  • Cat surpasses Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s expectations

    Cathrine Jacott | John Innes Centre

    Catherine Jacott, a student at the John Innes Centre, hoped to gain experience in the business/applied side of scientific research and arranged her internship with Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada...

  • Andre gets a taste of commercial plant breeding for his internship

    Andre Kuhn | John Innes Centre

    Andre Kuhn, a student at the John Innes Centre, wanted to gain an insight into the methods and approaches used in wheat breeding, a field that he had never worked in, as well gaining an...

  • Victoria improves her communication skills and self-confidence during internship with WISE

    Victoria Jeffery | University of East Anglia

    Victoria Jeffery was hoping to have the opportunity to inspire more young girls to consider Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths as a career option, alongside improving a variety of skills,...