Science Insights

SCIENCE INSIGHTS Mon 24th – Fri 28th July 2017

Science Insights is an exciting work experience programme designed to give 5th year high school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists. 

The annual programme – launched in 2014 by the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and The Roslin Institute – has proved a great success. The five research institutes in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have participated from 2016, enabling an increased number of places for pupils on the programme.

This year's programme will provide an opportunity for 40 high school pupils to spend a week of their summer holidays following a varied programme of activities on four different University of Edinburgh campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in biological sciences, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Activities include:

  • Shadowing researchers in the workplace
  • Tours of a range of scientific facilities
  • Presentations, workshops and discussions on topics including research ethics, the use of animals in research and careers in science
  • Opportunities to meet current University of Edinburgh students
  • Skills session to help with future university and job applications
Science Insights

Information about applying for Science Insights.

Researchers and students from across the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s five research institutes participate in Science Insights.

A selection of images from past Science Insights programmes.