Science Insights is a project for secondary school students who are interested in studying biological sciences at university.
Science Insights is an exciting summer work experience programme designed to give school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists across different areas of biological, biomedical and animal sciences.
The non-residential, week-long programme takes place in late July. It includes presentations and discussions on a range of topics, such as:
- ethics in research
- the use of animals in research
- various careers paths
- a skills session to help with future university applications
The programme involves all six research institutes in the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, providing access to its cutting-edge facilities and inspiring researchers across the University campus.
Science Insights is for pupils who attend school in Scotland and are interested in studying biological, biomedical or animal sciences at university.
The programme is for S5 pupils who will typically be moving into S6 just after Science Insights has taken place.
The Widening Participation team works closely with the Science Insights team to ensure that pupils from a range of different backgrounds take part.
You need to apply for Science Insights via the website and there are typically around 40 places available.
As part of the application, you will be expected to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic, curious and keen to learn about research in biological, biomedical and animal sciences.
Applications usually open in late February.
For more information, go to the Science Insights website: