Posted by Chris in Biological Sciences on July 14, 2014
Hello there international blogging friends! I hope that since I have spent a year in Finland and will spend 2 and a half months in India, I may have increased my audience by a few hundred thousand (harharhar). Anyway, now that I have settled in and I have Internet access, please pull up a chair, […]
Posted in Employment, Internship, Lab, Study Abroad
The Next International Adventure!
Posted by Chris in Biological Sciences on June 30, 2014
I said to you guys earlier in the month that I had some exciting news upcoming. And the thing is that it was so last minute (that it was organised) and I was stressing so much about the post-application procedure, that I dared not tell anyone. Well, a major breakthrough happened only last week that […]
Posted in Internship, Lab, Study Abroad
How is an industrial placement year marked?
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on September 11, 2013
Depending on which university you go to and which course you study, taking a year out after your penultimate year to work in industry will be graded differently. At the University of Leicester and specifically for the Biological Sciences department (which includes Medical Physiology, Medical Biochemistry etc), taking a year out to work on a […]
Posted in Dissertation, Internship, Lab, Placement, Reseach, Year In Industry
We wanted blood.. we got some!
Posted by Chris in Biological Sciences on March 22, 2013
The title of this week’s blog sounds very ominous, but stick with me.. it’s nowhere near as gorey as you think! Well, this week marks another end to another term of University. I know some of you might have been interested in how I did in those foreign internships. Sorry for keeping y’all waiting, but […]
A virus walked into a research lab…
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on March 18, 2013
Many of you will know that the common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. If you didn’t, then you do now! I had the sad misfortune of having a cold last week and although it wasn’t one of the worst colds I have had, it did restrict what I could and […]
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The Fax machine? No the FACS machine!
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on March 11, 2013
I’m not sure if I have previously mentioned the main technique that I use to obtain my data but thought I would dedicate a blog post to it as it is pretty amazing, so here goes! When I talk about my work to a non-scientist and state that I use the FACS machine (Fluorescent-activated cell […]
Posted in Lab, Reseach, Year In Industry
I’d rather do an experiment thank you!
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on February 28, 2013
Working in research involves designing and carrying out experiments which is great. Especially when the experiment actually works and you get useful data! The not so great side of working in research though is that you need to keep an updated log of your work. At GSK it is in the form of an electronic […]
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Posted by Chris in Biological Sciences on February 24, 2013
Interesting title, I hear you all exclaim upon reading the title of my new blog… well, this is no weird fetish blog or any other ambiguous sounding blog. My past couple of weeks have revolved around feet. From a source of leisure (not in THAT way) to my academic studies revolving around this anatomical part. […]
Applying for an Industrial placement: What does it involve? Part 1: Information sessions
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on November 21, 2012
As part of your degree here at the University of Leicester, whether it be one from the Biological Sciences or Medical stream, you have the option of applying for a year in industry between the second and third years of your course. This is also known as a ‘sandwich year’ and converts your degree from […]
Posted in Career, Employment, Internship, Lab, Placement, Year In Industry
Laughter, Patience and R.I.P
Posted by maryam in Biological Sciences on October 19, 2012
An interesting title to today’s post. Well I hope that’s what you were thinking! To put your minds at ease, nobody has died (not that I know about). To begin with the Laughter bit… Some cousins and my family finally decided to go to Thorpe Park. We had been planning a day out […]
Posted in Career, Internship, Lab, Leisure, Year In Industry