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PhD Experience

PhD taster session @ Cambridge Science Festival

We invited a small group of GCSE and A Level students to experience what life is like as a PhD student in Cambridge. The visit was led by Alise, Stan and Julia, who are current PhD students at the Stem Cell Institute.

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We were delighted to offer the group, who are already passionate about science, an exclusive, 'behind the scenes' glimpse of the Institute. The visit included some hands-on work in the lab as well as more theoretical tasks to reflect the reality of leading a research project.

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Thank you to those who attended - we found it inspiring to meet tomorrow's researchers and hope you did too!

"After yesterday's experience, I am more determined to explore science in the lab - discovering state-of-the-art biotechnology!"

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