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.

  • Internship with The Company of Biologists gives Irene new insight

    Irene Pla Navaro | University of East Anglia

    Irene Pla-Navarro wanted to gain an insight into an alternative career path to research and challenge herself in a business style working environment. Irene, a student in the School of Biological...

  • Eleftheria advances her skills at OpenPlant

    Eleftheria Trampani | The Quadram Institute

    Eleftheria Trampari, a student at the John Innes Centre, wanted to gain some unique skills that she couldn’t obtain during her PhD so used her PIPS internship to do this. Eleftheria spent 12...

  • Rachel gains an insight into work in a hospital environment

    Rachel Piddock | University of East Anglia

    Rachel Piddock, a student at UEA, hoped to gain an insight into the procedures involved in the running of a hospital department, with a focus on medical testing and auditing. A PIPS internship...

  • Ben develops his programming skills with an internship at Proxama

    Ben Kirkup | University of East Anglia

    Ben Kirkup wanted to increase his knowledge of programming languages and exposure to industry best practice for software development from his internship. Proxama, an international mobile commerce...

  • Eleanor considers her future career after internship with KWS

    Eleanor Fearnley | John Innes Centre

    Eleanor Fearnley wanted to see if plant breeding could be something she wished to pursue after her PhD and so used her internship to explore this. Ellie spent her 12 week internship at KWS Ltd UK,...

  • Rebecca develops her skill set with Internship at Antibiotic Action

    Rebecca Lo | University of East Anglia

    Rebecca Lo, a student at the University of East Anglia, spent her internship with Antibiotic Action ( ), the public awareness arm of the British Society for...