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.

  • 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,...

  • 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...