Thursday, 19 November 2015

Nuffield Research Placement Celebration Evening

On the 11th of November, The Nuffield Foundation held a Celebration Evening at Penryn Campus in Cornwall, where project students and placement providers were presented with certificates. The School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences had four research placement students over the summer in various labs, and the following staff had provided supervision: Prof Simon Jackson, Dr Charles Affourtit, Dr Tracy Madgett and Dr Feisal Subhan. Students are typically in the middle of their ‘A’ levels and conduct their projects for 4 to 6 weeks. All the students were full of enthusiasm and were wonderful to work with. In spite of the wet weather, the function attracted a good number of people, and there was a chance to see all the interesting posters students worked on and also socialise over dinner. Rachel Delourme from Cornwall Learning organised the event, and she is responsible for placing students in appropriate research organisations. The Nuffield Foundation encourages students who don't have a family history of going to university, or who attend schools in less well-off areas, to take part in these placements.

Below we see a student with a strong interest in Biology (Ameila) with Feisal, and being awarded her certificate by Rachel.