Animal Free Research UK Summer School
2022 Summer School
Our Summer School returned a triumphant success after a forced virtual event last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer saw 16 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 showcased awe inspiring projects that left us all astounded.
We are sure you will join us in congratulating all our 2022 Summer Students and wish them all the best in the animal free research careers!
2021 Summer School
In 2021, our students attended a virtual two-day Summer School in September jam-packed with career-boosting and inspirational workshops providing them with the additional skills to help them develop their future careers.
“The staff at Animal Free Research UK are very supportive and offered great learning points and feedback throughout the conference; It was also great to practice with other students and for us to become more familiar with each other as fellow summer students; The session with Dr Jamie Gallagher gave very helpful advise on how to present, which is something we don’t get much teaching opportunity with.”
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.
2018 Summer School
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.
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!
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.
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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