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.

  • Stuart has experience of a lifetime with Kiwifruit Vine Health in New Zealand.

    Stuart Woodcock | John Innes Centre

    Stuart Woodcock, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook his internship in New Zealand with Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH), Mount Maungauni, as a Science and Innovation Coordinator.

  • Genomatica offers Tom a chance to experience industry in the United States.

    Tom Eyles | John Innes Centre

    Tom Eyles spent three months from May to August 2016 as a Research and Development Intern with Genomatica, a leading bioengineering technology company in the United States. Its first commercial...

  • Sam Walpole develops an array of skills with Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

    Sam Walpole | University of East Anglia

    Sam Walpole, a student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to develop his communication skills and so used the Employer Forum to speak to hosts that could offer him this opportunity. As a...

  • Ian benefits from Intellectual Property internship with UEA Research and Enterprise services

    Ian Young | The Quadram Institute

    Ian Young took up the post of Intellectual Property Intern with Research and Enterprise services at the University of East Anglia for his PIPS placement, which he undertook from October 2015. Ian...

  • Mikhaela’s internship with Minerva Communications exceeds expectations

    Mikhaela Neequaye | The Quadram Institute

    Mikhaela Neequaye, a student at the Institute of Food Research, wanted to gain a better understanding of science communications and what actually happens after research is conducted. Mikhaela met...

  • Andrew improves his time management skills with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

    Andrew Bell | The Quadram Institute

    Andrew Bell, a student at the Institute of Food Research, wanted to gain an insight into how pathology departments operate, with the hope of using this experience to aid a future application to the...