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Animal Free Research UK Summer School

Animal Free Research UK Summer School

2022 Summer School

Our 2022 Summer School will be held on 2 September 2022 (date to be confirmed). Further details will be added when date is confirmed. Successful applicants will also be sent details of the Summer School separately.


2021 Summer School

Our Summer Student Programme returned a triumphant success after a forced absence last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer saw 11 early career scientists from leading universities work on projects to find treatments for human diseases using cutting-edge, humane research.

Then at the start of September, the students attended a two-day Summer School jam-packed with career-boosting and inspirational workshops providing them with the additional skills to help them develop their future careers.

We are all so excited about the future within grasp for biomedical research – because each of the young Summer School students presented awe inspiring projects that left us all astounded. And you can watch this years student presentations here.

We are sure you will join us in congratulating all our 2021 Summer Students and wish them all the best in the animal free research careers!


In 2018 we extended our Summer Student Programme by launching our Summer School – a three-day residential jam-packed with career-boosting and inspirational workshops to provide early career scientists with the additional skills to help them develop their future careers.

This multidisciplinary project and the additional training provided by the Animal Free Research UK Summer School will allow me to kickstart my research career by developing my research, laboratory, critical thinking, problem solving and networking skills.

– Intisar Salah, Summer Student 2019

Our unique opportunities for Summer Students at the Summer School include:

  • Meeting animal free scientists
  • Learning how to discuss their research with scientists and the public
  • Discovering the various career paths open to them
  • Coaching on how to achieve their chosen career goals

I had the greatest pleasure attending the first Animal Free Research UK Summer School, and meeting like-minded individuals, both scientists and supporters!

I had the opportunity to learn from workshops on communicating science through different platforms, as well as presenting my project poster. I definitely enjoyed the career advice and the amazing company of the other students across the country implementing animal free research! I cannot wait for the next networking event!

– Jowi Guillen, Summer Student 2018

The students also bring a poster presentation of their cutting-edge replacement research to display at a celebratory event attended by their supervisors, other animal free researchers and some of our brilliant supporters – which is the perfect opportunity to apply the networking and communication skills they will develop during the Summer School.

The Summer School has been really really useful for the students to develop their career skills. It’s not an experience that they get as part of their undergraduate degree, where they only interact with people from their course. Coming to an event like this, they see the much bigger world of research.

– Dr Nicholas Peake, Summer Student Supervisor 

Supporting our scientists of the future to develop their career entirely without animal experimentation and therefore make real breakthroughs in medical research will create long-lasting change for both people and animals.




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