Science Insights - work experience for S5 pupils

Published: 3 March 2016

The annual programme - launched in 2014 by the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and the Roslin Institute - has proved a great success.

The five research Institutes in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh will participate from 2016, enabling an increased number of places for pupils on the programme.

Science Insights takes place from Monday 25 – Friday 29 July 2016 and 40 high school pupils will spend a week of their summer holidays following a varied programme of activities on four different University of Edinburgh campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in biological sciences.

Activities include:

  • Shadowing researchers in the lab
  • Tours of a range of scientific facilities
  • Presentations and discussions on a range of topics, including ethics in research, the use of animals in research and various
  • careers paths
  • Opportunities to meet current University of Edinburgh students
  • Skills session to help with future university and job applications

Application deadline of Friday 22 April 2016.

For further information see Science Insights

Science Insights is kindly supported by the Medical Research Council.




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