Another year of the In2scienceUK summer placements has finished. This year has brought about challenges that we have never had to face before, with our entire programme going online.
With new challenges, arose new possibilities. Workshops have always been part of our summer programme. Going digital allowed us to let students from all over the country hear from experts based anywhere in the world.
One of those experts was Dr Sam Giles; a vertebrate palaeontologist and Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Going virtual, this summer, allowed students on our programme to gain insight into this unique field of research into the origins and evolutionary success of different vertebrate groups.
“I loved having the opportunity to give students an overview of how I got into research and a snapshot of what I worked on!”
“They asked some brilliant questions and I hope the In2scienceUK programme can inspire them to get involved with science.”
Thank you to The Royal Society for supporting 25 students in Exeter and Birmingham via Royal Society Research Fellows like Sam.