in2scienceUK Summer Internship
17 March 2014
Rebecca McKelvey (Neuroscience) and Adam Giangreco (Medicine) have secured funding from Development and Alumni Relations and UCL Outreach to support the UCL-led In2ScienceUK laboratory placement scheme. The aim of this scheme is to inspire and motivate AS level science students from low income backgrounds and support them in their application to competitive research universities.
Now in its 5th year, the goal of this year’s programme is to place over 100 students in labs at UCL, Imperial and Kings. The scheme is very successful, with 80% of former students gaining places at UK universities (compared with around 17% in this demographic nationwide) – but a key to this success is finding labs that are happy to act as hosts. This occurs for 2 weeks in July-August, is a great experience for a senior PhD student or postdoc, and involves no additional administrative duties. Students can shadow group members, talk to PIs/postdocs/students in other labs, watch demonstrations, analyse data, or get involved in any other task which is appropriate. In2scienceUK will organize the placement, interview and select the students, and complete any necessary paperwork.
If you or someone in your lab would like to make a real difference to the prospects of these young people please contact Rebecca McKelvey