The Professional Training Placement Experience

Follow our current students through their Professional Training placements.

My Singaporean Experience

Hi, my name is Alex Koukouravas; I’m a Welsh Biochemistry Student, currently working in Singapore for a Government-owned research agency called A*Star in the Bioinformatics institute as a part of the Antigen and Product Development lab (APD) led by Dr Samuel Gan. I’m going to try to summarise a crazy 6 months of placement into […]


Reflecting on My Placement in North Carolina

This year I have had the most fun I have ever had in a single period of time. A year’s worth of adventure, science and meeting new people. I had so many stand-out experiences that changed my perspective, not just of America but of the world and how I want to fit into it. Enriching my […]


Look back at my time at Cartoon Network

This is my final blog of the series. My year at Cartoon Network has been amazing and very insightful. I have learnt so much about the media industry. Here are my highlights, moments of doubt and what I have discovered about myself during the year. Placement Highlights My highlight has to be making animations which […]


What I learnt on my Sports Science Placement in Sweden

This week is my final week working in Sweden at the Centre for Health and Performance, Gothenburg. The last 10 months have truly flown by! I have been exposed to so many new environments and learning opportunities both professionally and personally. My final blog is a way for me to both reflect on my personal […]


My Scientific Research Placement in North Carolina

My placement takes place in The Vet School Research Building in North Carolina State University’s Biomedical Centennial campus. It is set apart from the main campuses, about 15 minutes away by bus. The projects I work on I contribute to three linked projects. They include supermarket meat surveillance; a research farm project; a whole genome […]


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