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Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

The III Research & Teaching Department offers work experience twice a year (June and October) for students of 16 years and over who have completed their GCSEs. 

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL ONSITE UCL PLACEMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

Work Experience placements will be hosted virtually (on Zoom) until further notice.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK WILL BE: JUNE 2021 (dates TBC)

The recent virtual work experience programme took place 26-29 October 2020, please find below some of the feedback received:

 “Also, thank you for organising this programme, I have loved every second and it has really helped me decide what I want to do when I grow up. Everyone was so friendly and the topics were so broad and gave a real feel of working in a laboratory without even being there!! ....I have learnt so so much.”

 “Thank you so much for organising this brilliant and informative week! I enjoyed every minute of it and feel lucky to have gained so much knowledge and experience. I came into this unsure of what degree I wanted to take or what path I wanted to follow, ...  and it has helped to confirm my realisation that I would like to do a Biological Sciences undergraduate course.”

 “Thank you so much for organising this work experience, I've found it incredibly enjoyable and informative in helping me decide what career I may like to do in the future. Before this week, I was concerned that a virtual placement would not be that good, but I was proved very wrong! Also, thank you to all the speakers who took the time to give presentations, prepare PowerPoints and answer all our questions. It's been a great experience. “

THE PLACEMENT:

We want to give students a varied week during the work experience placement at UCL GOS ICH so that they have a good understanding of what is involved in the scientific research field. Virtual activities can range from talks and interactive sessions with researchers and PhD students to attending Departmental Seminar and taking part in a Journal Club. When we are able to hold this in the labs, we try to give visiting students as many hand-on activities as possible, taking into account health and safety regulations, such as runnning gels, analysing FACS and genetic data, looking at cells under a micrsocope and pipetting solutions. As we work closely with Great Ormond Street Hospital, some of the slots in the timetable may include sessions in the clinical labs at GOSH as well as in the research labs at GOS ICH.  Please note: this is not a clinical placement.

If you are interested in applying for our work experience programme for June 2021, please email Lauren Hunter at ich.iii.programme@ucl.ac.uk for further information. Please provide your full name, contact details, current year of study and your school details.


UNIVERSITY STUDENT PLACEMENTS

Due to COVID-19, all placements have been cancelled until further notice. Please check this page for any updates.


GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL - Work experience

If you are more interested in a clinical placement, we recommend you apply to the GOSH Young Persons Programme. For further information and details on how to apply, please view their website here:

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/working-here/other-types-work/work-experience