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“By the end of my Biochemical Society studentship I really felt like I had found my feet in a laboratory and I feel much better prepared and ready for starting my honours project.”

Ashley-Ann Rainey at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology in Belfast, who worked with David Waugh.

“I had a great experience and saw how a methodical practical approach can be applied to address complex issues and resolve technical challenges. It has made me more motivated to pursue laboratory based studies after graduation.”

Muhammad Alam worked with Bibek Gooptu at Birbeck College, UK.

“I had wonderful eight weeks, finding both the challenge of designing and performing experiments and the satisfaction when you get perfect result enormously rewarding.”

Ruth Stoney worked with Alison Baker at the University of Leeds, UK.

Past studentship awards and reports

Students who have received a Summer Vacation Studentship grant from the Biochemical Society are asked to provide a report at the end of their studentship, writing in detail about their experiences working in a professional laboratory. Often the placement is a real eye-opener for the student, who has to learn new lab skills and research concepts which may bevery different from what they have learnt during their time studying at university.