Science

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internship

A 10-Week Immersive Experience Delivered Researchers, Academics, and Doctors

Starts 11th September. *Limited places available

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Research Internship

A 10-Week Online Experience Delivered Researchers, Academics, and Doctors

An exciting opportunity

 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of an online 10-week Research Internship delivered by a London-based scientist and lecturer at UCL (University College London). This virtual LIVE internship is designed for school students interested in applying to highly renowned and competitive medical schools (Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College London, UAEU), school students interested in pursuing a research degree, or those who would simply like to find out more about research and how it relates to the medical world.

 

 

How does it work?

 

The online Research Internship will run across 10 weeks, where you’ll be attending a one-hour live teaching session every week, for 10 weeks. The internship will comprise live teaching sessions, a tour of the academic research lab at UCL (one of the largest labs in Europe), as well give you the hance to perform your own research project and receive a certificate upon completion of the programme. We wouldn't want this internship to distract students from school work, therefore, we designed it in a very flexible way where students would need to commit 1 hour per week (for 10 weeks) at their discretion (all the 1h live teaching sessions will also be recorded and students could watch them in their own time if they miss any of them live).

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For school students applying to study MEDICINE or SCIENCE!

Why join the 10-week Research Internship:
A UNIQUE project for your personal statement (for both Medicine and Science applicants)

Delivered by UCL researcher and lecturer in collaboration with Oxford medical doctors

Develop and present your own research project

Maximise your University Application chances for Medicine/Science at highly competitive universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Imperial, UAEU etc.

Time commitment: 1h/week for live teaching or project development (all sessions will be recorded)

Certificates provided

*Please note: All sessions will be 1h long and will be running on Sundays, over 10 weeks, starting from 11th September. The sessions will be live via ZOOM and recordings will be provided if you miss any of the live sessions.

Who is this Research Internship for?

This online Research Internship is designed for school students from Year 9 to Year 13 who want to find out more about research and maximise their chances for getting into university. This internship is perfect for: 

  • Students who want to apply to study medicine at competitive universities (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College London, UAEU etc) in UAE or UK

  • Students who want to apply for a science degree (eg. Biomedicine, medical sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology etc) in UK or UAE

  • Students who are unsure whether they’d like to pursue a clinical or an academic pathway

  • Students who simply want to find out more about what research entails

*Limited seats. Sign up now! 

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How will this help with my university application?

Undergoing a research project is one of the most sought-after application criteria for competitive universities (for both medicine and biomedical sciences) and sometimes a requirement. Having a research project included as part of your personal statement will help you stand out from the crowd, especially and renowned and competitive universities, in both UAE and UK. In particular, medical or science applicants at Oxford and Cambridge (and other top universities) rely heavily on research projects during the interview phase of the application scoring several extra points having done one previously. Certificates will also be provided upon completion of the programme. Click below to find out more.

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Delivered by researchers from:

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When is it taking place?

Please note: All sessions will be 1-hour long and will be running on Sundays (at 10am UK time, or 1pm UAE time), over a duration of 10 weeks. The sessions will be taking place LIVE via ZOOM.

 

We wouldn't want this internship to distract students from school work, therefore, we designed it in a very flexible way where students would need to commit 1 hour per week (for 10 weeks) at their discretion for the teaching sessions/project sessions (all the 1h live teaching sessions will also be recorded and students could watch them in their own time if they miss any of them live). 

Please see below the timeline of the sessions. The first session will start on Sunday 11th September.

Certificate provided

Receive a certificate of completion which you can add to your UCAS/College application.

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Timetable

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FAQs

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, not only a certificate provided by our doctors and researchers, but also your very own research project which you will be able to spotlight and include in your Personal Statement as well as being able to discuss this in your upcoming university interview!


What if I cannot attend all sessions? Can I watch the recording of some of the sessions?

Yes, Yes, absolutely! We understand school, family, and work often clash with such commitments and are keen to make the programme as flexible and inclusive as possible.

What if I cannot afford the placement?

Please contact us directly for bursaries and widening access and participation places.

I am interested in the research program, but I am worried that it might take too much time. 

We wouldn't want this internship to distract students from school work, therefore, we designed it in a very flexible way where students would need to commit only 1 hour per week (for 10 weeks) at their discretion for the teaching sessions/project sessions (all the 1h live teaching sessions will also be recorded and students could watch them in their own time if they miss any of them live). There will also be a break from live teaching for 2 weeks when students have the chance to complete their own research projects.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Having completed the research projected during this Medefine event has given me confidence to answer several questions in my university interview (especially science-based ones from Cambridge where I eventually ended up being accepted. Would recommend for anyone interested in applying to academic and top universities’

—  Jamie L., Dubai

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Step into the fascinating world of Medical Research!

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Delivered by researchers from:

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Register for the Research Internship

The programme will start on Sunday 11th September and will be running for 10 weeks, until 27th November. Time commitment: 1h/week. See timetable here.

Registrations for this event have now closed.

*We offer very limited places for this Research Internship to ensure an immersive experience and offer development support for the students' personal research project.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

‘Being able to do your own research project is what makes this placement very special. Interviewers were very impressed that as a school student I found time for such activities. Thank you, I highly recommend this and am grateful to the UCL researchers for such a wonderful experience’

—  Ali, Dubai