2nd July 2014 – Open Day for A-level students

On 2nd of July 2014 we hosted an Open Day at the Institute of Genetic Medicine. The day was specifically targeted at A-level students considering a career in science. With hands on experiments, interviews with real scientists, students and patients, stimulating debates and presentations, it was designed to help answer all the questions you may have about studying at Newcastle university and about a career in science.

The theme of the day was “From bench to bedside”:

preliminary agenda_updated We have also organised a similar event in December 2012, you can find more details of it here. We received very positive feedback from the participants and we will definitely run this event again. If you’re interested in participating in a similar event at a later date, please drop us an email at: IGMengagement@ncl.ac.uk Thank you!

I (..) thoroughly enjoyed hearing input from the lecturers during each presentation as it not only showed their own opinions on the subject, but also presented me with some very thought provoking questions to walk away with. I thought the day was very informative.  Teacher, St Thomas More Academy North Shields

I particularly enjoyed hearing about the work of the PHD students as their talks were very interesting and it gave me an idea of the sort of research I could go into through doing a bio medical science degree. Also the lab workshops were very useful as they gave an insight into the sort of equipment and research techniques I might come across at university. Student, St Thomas More Academy North Shields

The parts of the day I found most interesting was the workshops as it allowed us all to do hands on work which researchers do in the labs. Student, Monkseaton High School