This summer researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University College London have signed up to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain the opportunity to learn more about biomedicine and open up a whole new world of opportunities for them.
Through a series of webinars delivered by top NIHR researchers Bonnie, a year 12 student, has taken a deep dive into the world of biomedical research, studying autism in mice, discovering how we can engineer the immune system to target cancer, and how nerves heal themselves following injuries. Bonnie said, “The In2scienceUK programme has been really engaging and has enhanced my inquisitive nature!”
“I can’t tell you enough how much I’ve loved this year… it’s been a blast!
The NIHR BRC at UCL Hospitals has also helped support students like Bonnie, by giving them the chance to make lasting connections with researchers they have met through our mentoring programme.
Before joining In2scienceUK, Bonnie struggled to get experience in the areas of STEM that interested her but now she is confident that she has gained valuable connections to help her progress.
You can find out more about the NIHR at UCL here.