Alumni Community

The In2scienceUK Alumni Community aims to support and inspire young people on the next stage of their journey. Our support is focused on breaking down the barriers young people face in accessing employment and research careers. We aim to develop young peoples social capital, confidence, knowledge of STEM career pathways and boost employability skills essential for success in the work place.

Read more about our Alumni Community here.

Alumni Committee

The Alumni Community takes an asset based approach. Our alumni committee is a board of passionate In2scienceUK alumni who will develop and shape the Alumni Community over the next 12 months.

Habiba Abbasi Chair of Committee

Habiba has just completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from UCL where she majored in Neuroscience. This September she will be starting a master’s degree at UCL.

Aside from this, Habiba enjoys science journalism and creating botanical illustrations.

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Daniel KyerematengSecretary

Daniel is a 3rd year Medical Student at the University of Leeds. He currently has an interest in the field of emergency medicine. During his studies, he has volunteered for a range of widening participation schemes and helped out at multiple events. Away from academics, Daniel enjoys playing different sports – especially basketball.

Sarah O’ConnellCommittee Member

Sarah is a 3rd year Medical Student at KCL who has a specific interest in Paediatrics and General Practice.

Aside from Medicine, Sarah is passionate about social mobility, widening participation and medical education. She also enjoys film photography and building her film camera collection.

Ardit AubeelackCommittee Member

Ardit is an Engineering Mathematics master’s graduate from the University of Bristol. He is currently working at a private investment bank, splitting his time between their offices in London and Hamburg.

In between his time spent travelling for work, Ardit also enjoys going to the gym and playing football regularly.

PhoebeCommittee Member

Phoebe completed her degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, and from September she will be undertaking a DTP at Kings College London.

When not busy with science, Phoebe enjoys travelling and playing sports.

Shantona ShahidCommittee Member

Shantona completed her undergraduate degree, BEng (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering, in June 2019. Shortly after, she started working as a Process Engineer for Schlumberger in August 2019 where she is currently completing a 3-year graduate programme.

Outside of work, Shantona enjoys the creative arts through drawing and painting in her spare time.

Lucia MullingsCommittee Member

Lucia is looking forward to starting an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering this October, with hopes of leading into a career involving renewable energy.

Most of her free time is spent listening to music and working on crafts, such as knitting.

Have you participated in our In2scienceUK placement programme? 

If so, please get in touch with us at [email protected] and provide us with your full name and the year you participated in the programme so you can sign up to our monthly alumni newsletter.

You will be the first to learn about job vacancies, training opportunities, access to workshops and programmes aimed at developing your employability skills and professional growth.

In2research is a new programme developed by In2scienceUK that aims to inspire and support people in discovering research careers. 

The programme includes:

  • 4 workshops delving deeply into key skills such as cover letter writing, analysing research papers, and networking
  • A mentor selected based on your subject interests who helps you apply insight from workshops to your career path
  • 2 away days to build on your confidence whilst practising key networking skills
  • A full-time, 8-week summer research placement including a tax-free stipend of £3068

This free programme has been carefully designed to benefit the careers of those who go into research. Successful participants will gain practical research work experience, guidance from mentoring, and academic skills to use in future PhD and work applications.

Read more about In2research here.