Deciding the right career path after graduation is challenging. On May 27, fourteen final year Bioscience students from the University Campus Suffolk (UCS), visited the centre and found out what a career in neuroscience research is really like.
Dr Robert Hinges welcomed the students and gave a brief overview of the research being done in the centre, including the different techniques and model systems used by the researchers. Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to visit several of the laboratories, during which time they were able to observe ongoing experiments and speak to researchers about their work. Several of the students mentioned they are considering doing a Masters degree and then pursuing a career in scientific research.
"It was really interesting and helpful in applying what we had learnt in developmental biology, seeing it come alive literally. Very nice helpful staff, useful advice, for example public engagement. Look forward to seeing the PhD opportunities available later in the year,” said Alice.
The visit ended with a question and answer session with Dr Richard Wingate, about postgraduate life and opportunities at King’s, as well as advice on public engagement initiatives.
Dr Aida Rajic, lecturer in bioscience at UCS, and former PhD student of the centre