MSc by Research Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair

Science retreats for our MScR students

Science retreats and workshops are integral to the programme.

Canoeing during the MScR Retreat at Firbush, May 2022
Canoeing during the MScR Retreat at Firbush, May 2022

Annual MSc by Research Science Retreat at Firbush Outdoor Centre

In Spring, Masters students on the Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair programme and the Reproductive Sciences Programme attend the annual 3-day MScR Science Retreat at Firbush, the University's superb outdoor centre on the banks of loch Tay.

During the day students present their projects and spend time on the water, in the hills  or on bikes in the highlands, and in the evenings it's time for games and socialising.

Team work from MScR student Jiazheng Lai and colleagues during the CRM Retreat 2019 social activity.
Team work from MScR student Jiazheng Lai and colleagues during the CRM Retreat 2019 social activity.

Annual CRM Science Retreat

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine organises a yearly two-day science retreat in autumn for its staff and students.

The CRM Science Retreat is part of the research training of all postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the centre.  As such, students on the MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair programme will be able to join this exciting training opportunity at the start of their studies.

The retreat features short and keynote presentations by postgraduate students and junior and senior researchers at CRM. The presentations are an excellent introduction to the breath of research being carried out in the various groups at the centre.

A particular highlight of the academic sessions is the Three Minute Thesis competition, where PhD students have exactly 3 minutes to explain the what, why and how of their research project, using a single slide and plain language. 

Concentration during the inevitable water task at the CRM Retreat 2019 social activity
Concentration during the inevitable water task at the CRM Retreat 2019 social activity

There is also plenty opportunity to network and socialise during various social elements organised by the CRM Social Committee. The CRM science retreats typically feature an afternoon of fun activities and games where groups of students and staff will be competing to win trophies.