Alumni Programme

The In2scienceUK Alumni programme aims to support and inspire young people on the next stage of their journey. This programme is focused on breaking down the barriers young people face in accessing employment and research careers. The programme aims 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 programme here.

Alumni Committee

The alumni programme takes an asset based approach. Our alumni committee is a board of passionate In2scienceUK alumni who will develop and shape the alumni programme 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.

In partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN), UCL we are launching our In2research mentorship programme. The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate education can be challenging with limited support, therefore, In2research hopes to fill this gap in support and provide crucial experience and guidance to our alumni who are passionate about pursuing a PhD.

This new one year programme starting in October 2020 will provide In2scienceUK alumni with the opportunity to pair up with mentors who are passionate and skilled WCHN researchers. The mentors have really broad expertise within STEM and include Biologists, Neuroscientists, Physicists,  Computer/Data Scientists, Engineers, Speech and Language Therapists, Medical Clinicians, Radiographers and Research Assistants.

Mentors will host eight sessions with their mentees over the academic year using our established online platform. Each mentor session aims to break down the barriers that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face in progressing onto PhDs and careers in academia. In addition to the mentoring sessions, all students and researchers will attend two away days which will focus on building confidence and leadership skills. Keynote speakers will be invited to deliver inspiring talks and engaging workshops.

The programme will enable researchers to share their expertise and passion for science to young people with the aim of building their confidence and skills within academia.

Read more about the importance of launching the In2research Mentorship Programme here.

If you are an In2scienceUK alumni and this is something you are interested in, then apply here.

“We are delighted to be embarking on this new partnership with In2scienceUK. The In2research program will be an exciting new opportunity to engage and empower the next generation of researchers, while also helping to diversify and progress research culture.”

– Prof Cathy Price, Director, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging