Three students in Year 12 took part in work experience placements at Swansea University Medical School over the February half term.
Chloe, Sheha and Chloe spent their week conducting research in the laboratories at the Medical School, as well as shadowing clinical research staff.
The work experience was organised after the students met Professor Catherine Thornton who visited the school to deliver a Masterclass on the topic of immunology. After speaking to the pupils about her research, she offered work experience placement, which several pupils were keen to accept. These three students were the first to attend and agreed the experience was incredibly enjoyable, as well as very valuable in making decisions about university courses. The lab experience will also be a very useful addition to future UCAS applications.
These laboratory work experience placements are just one of a number of opportunities available to our most able pupils at Bishop Vaughan School. The school has close links with Swansea University, which it continues to develop.