Summer Studentship Scheme 2012
CVVS runs a Summer Student programme as part of the larger School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences programme. Typically, 8-10 students will be selected each year on the basis of a competitive application process. These students will spend 8 weeks working in a laboratory in CVVS under the supervision of one of the CVVS investigators. A stipend of £150 per week is provided. Additional opportunities for students supported by Diabetes UK, Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society exist. Interested students should email the summer student coordinator Dr. Derek Brazil
The deadline for applications for is 5pm Thursday Feb 28 2013. Applicants should provide a cover letter and a CV with updated grades and marks from exams sat during the Xmas period.
Please click on the link for further information Summer Studentships 2013
See below for some testimonials from the students who participated in the Summer Studentship scheme, 2012
Linda Guo, Summer Student from Imperial College London, CVVS Summer Student 2012
'My Summer 2012 studentship was an amazing experience which allowed me to explore my passion for research and ophthalmology. The academics are friendly, supportive and excellent at teaching, and I was able to learn many new skills. During part of my 10 weeks, I worked on a project investigating the side effects of intraocular injection therapy, focussing on a specific theme that has not been previously explored. I was granted the responsibility of carrying out some experiments independently, and it is a very rewarding feeling knowing that the results from your experiments will be included in a published paper eventually. Thanks to the studentship, I learnt a lot about the development, structure and functions of the eye, and had a real taste of what research is like. I plan to pursue a career in ophthalmology and do more research in the future, and would highly recommend other students to apply for this studentship!"
Linda Guo, Summer 2012
'My experience at the CVVS has been great! I have found that I really enjoy the lab environment and have had the chance to practice techniques that I am now using in my final year research project. The students and staff are friendly, welcoming and always willing to help out. The events and talks that have taken place have also helped me explore more career options. I definitely recommend the summer studentships at CVVS!'
Bailey Camp, Summer 2012
'Taking part in a summer studentship at the CVVS was an extremely beneficial experience and I strongly recommend applying; especially if you are about to embark on level 3 of your Biomedical Science or Human biology degree, or hoping to intercalate as a Medical student. A summer project will teach you many transferable skills, provide you with an insight into the lab-based environment at a research centre, and allow you to become acquainted with the members of staff, all of which will be useful when working on your Honours project.'
Jaime Collins, Summer 2012