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.
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.
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:
BIWEP coordinator and students: week review, journal and evaluation
Please note that the schedule could be modified by Centre Managers at any time depending on their staff activity.
Students will be included in one of the Centre of the Cell shows or workshops booked by schools if there are any arranged during the week. Centre of the Cell is our public engagement centre for informal science-learning.
There may be some seminars, lectures or meetings scheduled for the week and students will be encouraged to attend if allowed.
Please note that submitting an application does not automatically guarantee you a place. 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 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 email@example.com, 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.
If you are an education agency in London wishing to secure work placements for schools, please send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we correspond directly with the students, school representatives and agency staff only.
The Blizard Institute is part of the Whitechapel campus of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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Centre of the Cell is an informal science education centre located within the Blizard Institute which offers work experience for young people aged between 14 and 19. Our work experience is focused around the skills required for science communication but can also be extremely useful for anyone interested in a healthcare/STEM related career. We currently run two types of work experience - virtual and in-person. There is crossover between the two types, so it is advisable to only take part in one of them.
Both virtual and in-person placements will offer plenty of activities to develop transferable skills. For example, you will be given the chance to interview a medical/dental student and/or a scientist, gaining an insight into their career while developing your communication skills. Another of our popular activities is the chance to design an online science game, developing research and presentation skills.
To find out more about our work experience, email email@example.com.
Please note that our work experience does not include any lab work.
Week long placements during term time. These placements will take place during the school day (10am-3pm) so permission will be required from the school. This placement includes supporting with the delivery of our school events, learning how a science centre runs behind the scenes.
Our virtual work experience runs during February Half Term and the Summer holidays. This placement is 4 days long, from 10am-3pm. This work experience incorporates a mixture of video calls, and independent work where you will be sent the activity through email. In this work experience you are able to organise your time, helping you to develop independence and time management skills.
Visit the Centre of the Cell website
Queen Mary is the most inclusive university of its kind. Through Access to Queen Mary, we nurture students typically under-represented at Russell Group universities, through an 18-month programme of activities, events and interventions.
The Access to Queen Mary programme aims to help students become more prepared for, and successful in, higher education. Students who successfully complete the programme will not only have benefited from tailored academic and pastoral support but will benefit from a contextual offer to Queen Mary.