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.

  • Anastasia experiences a different research environment with Unilever

    Anastasia Orme | John Innes Centre

    Anastasia Orme, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, undertook her PIPS internship at Unilever from June to August 2015, where she hoped to gain an experience of working in industry and learn...

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provides Seema with new insight

    Seema Ali | University of East Anglia

    Seema Ali, a student at the University of East Anglia, undertook her placement at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) from September to December 2015, working on quality management...

  • Michael brings bioinformatics to the community with his PIPS internship

    Michael Norman | University of East Anglia

    Michael Norman, a Biology student at the University of East Anglia, wanted to use his internship to develop skills that he wouldn’t usually get the chance to progress. One of his interests is...

  • Freya develops her communication skills with the Life Science Centre in Newcastle.

    Freya Varden | John Innes Centre

    Freya Varden has always been interested in a possible career in science communication so used her PIPS internship to explore this. Freya, a PhD student at the John Innes Centre, spent her 12 week...

  • Sam benefits from three month internship at Intelligent Fingerprinting

    Sam Rowe | University of East Anglia

    Sam Rowe, a chemistry student at UEA, wanted to learn about how research transitions from an academic setting to a commercial business so used his PIPS to explore this.

  • Dominic experiences the medical sector in developing countries

    Dominic Rodrigues | University of East Anglia

    Dominic Rodrigues, a pharmacy student at the University of East Anglia, was hoping to gain an experience outside of his research and work in the medical sector. He used his PIPS to gain an insight...