Salford student lands summer internship at Cambridge University

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A second-year Biomedical student has been selected to be part of the highly sought after Postgrad Life Sciences Internship Programme at The University of Cambridge.

Nadia Patel is one of 15 students who has been offered a paid 8-week internship to work in one of the UK’s top laboratories.  The scheme is highly competitive receiving hundreds of applications from students across the UK and ROI with 350 being shortlisted to be part of the programme.

Nadia said: “I am thrilled to get a place on the internship and am very grateful for the wonderful academic staff on Biomedicine programmes who share these opportunities with us. I’m going to be matched to a research lab that aligns with my interests where I can learn and work alongside a prestigious research team. The programme also includes lectures, seminars, and mentoring for students who intend to apply for postgraduate programmes in the Life sciences. I can’t wait to start!'

She has been described as a ‘outstanding’ student leading on many of the initiatives that are available to those studying  Biomedicine. Nadia is the President of the Biomedicine Society in addition to being the Editor in Chief of the University’s first online Biomedicine Magazine that is produced by students and launched during the pandemic.

Professor Niroshini Nirmalan, Head of Biomedicine at The University of Salford said:  “This is an amazing opportunity for any student, we are so proud of Nadia’s achievement.  As well as working in one of the UK’s best laboratory facilities, she will gain an insight into the opportunities that postgraduate study in Life Sciences can bring.

“This highly competitive award will undoubtedly empower Nadia in her future career pathway making her a great role model amongst her peers. Our academic colleagues have worked incredibly hard mentoring and supporting Nadia with all aspects of the application process. Such student-staff interactions continue to underpin the delivery of excellence within Biomedicine at the University. “

The Biomedicine team have a clear vision for student engagement holding employability at the core of all activities.  Students are provided with a host of opportunities and mentoring  throughout the year that contribute to positive outcomes resulting  in students securing interviews, work experience and competitive graduate roles.


Image: Nadia Patel



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