My final day in the lab has now come and gone. University has started again and my time in the lab already feels like such a long time ago.
I have really enjoyed myself over the past 8 weeks. Learning many new techniques that will hold me in great stead for the coming year. I now feel very at home in a lab environment thanks to the warm welcome I got from everyone. I got many helping hands along the way from many different people. All of whom have been very supportive.
I have cultured many friendships through this experience, and even the odd game of squash! Getting to know many people in this environment has been very helpful as they are all great for advice on furthering your academic career and pointing you in the right direction.
This placement has helped me cement my choice to apply for postgraduate studies with an aim to go on to an eventual PhD.
I would like to thank everyone from the lab that has helped me along my way. I have learnt so much and had such fun doing it. I would recommend a studentship like this to anyone thinking about furthering their careers in academia, or even if they are unsure of what to do in the future.
I would also like to thank the Biochemical society for funding my studentship. Which may not have been possible otherwise. They are providing an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students like myself to venture into the lab environment for the first time. – CT