Blizard Institute Work Experience Programme (BIWEP)
The Blizard Institute Work Experience Programme welcomes year 10-12 students who are interested in studying Medicine or a Biomedical related degree at university or are considering a career in a similar field.
*Important announcement: Due to the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for the safety of our students and staff, the Blizard Institute Work Experience Programme is currently on hold. We will review the situation at the start of the next academic year to determine if it is safe to resume. There may be a further delay if it is deemed necessary.
*Please note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee you a place, and no offers will be made until we have resumed the programme.
Our week-long programme will provide students with the exciting opportunity to gain experience in a laboratory setting and learn more about the medical research here at the Blizard Institute.
What will I be doing?
You will mainly be shadowing our PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the centres of Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Genomics and Child Health, Immunobiology, Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma, and in the Core Laboratory Facilities as per the general schedule below:
|9.30am||Welcome||Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma||Immunobiology||Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research||Genomics and Child Health|
|10.15am||Core Lab Facilities|
|1.30pm||Core Lab Facilities||Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma||Immunobiology||Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research||Genomics and Child Health|
Please note that the schedule could be modified at any time depending on work priorities and staff availability.
Students may have the opportunity to attend a show or workshop in the Centre of the Cell, our public engagement centre for informal science-learning, pending availability. Where appropriate, students are also welcome to attend seminars and lectures taking place during the week.
Who can participate?
- Students in years 10-12 residing in London, United Kingdom.
- We prioritise London-based schools and students from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where we are based.
- A limit of two students will be able to take part in the week-long programme scheduled to run on the second and fourth week of each month (excluding August and December).
How to apply?
If you are a student
If you wish to participate in our programme, please email your CV and a completed Blizard Institute Work Experience Programme Form [PDF 219KB] (including your expression of interest in the personal statement section) to firstname.lastname@example.org, copying in your work experience representative at your school to ensure they are aware of your enquiry. Your application will only be considered if your school representative is included in your email. Please note: we will not respond to applications and no offers will be made until we have resumed the programme once safe to do so.
If you are an agency
If you are an education agency in London wishing to secure work placements for schools, please send your requests to email@example.com. Please note: we will not respond to applications and no offers will be made until we have resumed the programme once safe to do so.
Please note that students are allocated on a first come, first served basis after considering the content of applications. Priority will be given to students who attend schools based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
If you are a parent or tutor
Please note that we correspond directly with the students, school representatives and agency staff only.
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