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

Starts on 25th June 2023. *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, HKU, CUHK etc.), 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 attend 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 as give you a chance to perform your own research project and receive a certificate upon completion of the programme (everything will be done live, online). 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).

What will you achieve by the end of the Research Internship?

Under the direct supervision of a researcher, each student is encouraged to undergo their own personalised research projects and produce one academic poster to present their short research to a professional, academic audience. Students will have the chance to learn about research equipment, how to use research databases and perform a real-life research project. In addition, students will also learn the necessary skills well sought after during Oxbridge admission interviews. For example, they will develop their scientific communication skills by converting their academic poster into a patient leaflet, using lay terms to explain complex scientific concepts that can be easily understood by anyone. All student projects will be closely guided by a researcher and a clear, step-by-step guide to performing the research will be provided to the students. At the end of the Research Internship, the best patient leaflets will be printed and displayed at world-renowned academic/healthcare institutions in the UK. Past patient leaflets were displayed at the UCL Institute for Child's Health and Oxford Cancer Charity. All academic posters and patient leaflets will also be displayed online, in a first-in-class Metaverse gallery.

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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

Work with a researcher to develop and present your own real-life research project

Learn about Genomics, Cancer therapies, personalised medicine, embryology, genetic engineering etc

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

Time commitment: 1h/week for live teaching or project development (all sessions will be recorded), over 10 weeks

Turn your own research project into an academic poster and patient leaflet that will be displayed in a dedicated Metaverse gallery

Best student projects will be displayed at renowned academic/healthcare institutions in the uK such as UCL or Oxford Cancer Charity

Certificates provided

*Please note: All sessions will be 1h long and will be running on Sundays, over 10 weeks. 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, HK or UK

  • Students who want to apply for a science degree (eg. Biomedicine, medical sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology etc) in UK, HK 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.In addition, students will also learn the necessary skills well sought after during Oxbridge admission interviews. For example, they will develop their scientific communication skills by converting their academic poster into a patient leaflet, using lay terms to explain complex scientific concepts that can be easily understood by anyone. All student projects will be closely guided by a researcher and a clear, step-by-step guide to performing the research will be provided to the students. At the end of the Research Internship, the best patient leaflets will be printed and displayed at world-renowned academic/healthcare institutions in the UK. Past patient leaflets were displayed at the UCL Institute for Child's Health and Oxford Cancer Charity. All academic posters and patient leaflets will also be displayed online, in a first-in-class Metaverse gallery. Certificates will also be provided upon completion of the programme. Click below to find out more.

Have a look at what students in the previous cohort have done: 

Students presented their individual research projects in the Metaverse gallery, where 3D avatars of the students could interact with each other and see each other's projects.

Under the guidance of a UCL researcher, each student has undertaken a unique research project around genetics and personalised medicine. Students were taught in a step-by-step and interactive manner how to create professional academic posters and patient leaflet suitable for both academic audiences and the general public. The skills mastered by the students (i.e. science communication, and research skills) are essential during Oxbridge admission interviews. Here are some examples of projects undertaken by students in the past:

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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 5pm HK time or 1pm UAE time), over a duration of 10 weeks. The sessions will be taking place LIVE via ZOOM.

 

When: 1h/week, between 25th June -  27th August 2023

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 25th June 2023.