A-Level Biology and Chemistry Workshops - Science Park

Practical and investigative skills for A-level science students

WHat do scientists do?

If you are considering a science degree you will probably have asked the below questions:

“What does a ‘scientist’ do?”

“Will I like working in a laboratory?”

“Which Science Degree should I choose?“

“What happens after the Degree?”

“How much money will I earn?”

“How can I find work experience?”

You will spend the morning with a scientist in the laboratory learning about the different types of laboratory work undertaken by pharmacologists, microbiologists, geneticists, toxicologists, MD’s and biomedical researchers. You will receive guidance on the differences between academic and industrial career pathways from scientists who have worked in both environments. The practical element will be followed by a talk on finding work experience to support UCAS applications and an overview of the range of degree courses available.

The workshop provides an independent and honest insight into science careers with tips on how to stay ahead of the competition in this competitive industry.

Places are strictly limited and expected to book up fast.

Friday 17th June, 9am–1pm. £25

Saturday 25th June, 9am–1pm. £25

To reserve your place, please conatct info@biograd.co.uk or call us on 0151 482 9695.


LOCATION - Liverpool

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Students who wish to take the opportunity to improve their laboratory skills, including risk management, lab maths, data analysis, pipetting, use of pH meters and absorbance readers may upgrade to include a full day ‘laboratory skills’ course for £104 (usually £250).

This course is ideal for students who wish to progress from A-level to university or technician roles.



BioGrad are forming a consortium of local schools and industrial partners to create a teaching facility for A-level students who wish to gain experience in a research laboratory.

We aim to offer this as a one day service, free of charge to students by the 2016/2017 academic year. Please register your interest today and we'll be in touch as soon as places become available.

Please send an email to us at info@biograd.co.uk.



  • “My lab tutor was a skilful and talented teacher. He was able to simplify complex topics so all of the students could understand and then followed up to ensure we all fully grasped the techniques being taught. He made sure that any errors were rectified immediately so that we were always learning the correct techniques"
    Lucy - Introduction to Genetics
  • "I attended the course because I wanted to work in the pharmaceutical industry but didn't have enough lab based experience. After the course I had experience in some of the most up to date techniques, taught by researchers working in the pharmaceutical industry. During the lunch time I was able to chat with all of the tutors and seek their advice for securing the job I wanted. Through the experience and advice I received I managed to secure a graduate level job in a small pharmaceutical company. I cannot recommend this course enough!"
    Josep (Graduate researcher) - Practical skills in drug discovery
  • "I received excellent tuition from a patient teacher who had an incredible enthusiasm for laboratory research. Under her tutelage and supervision, I acquired many laboratory skills in the area of cell culture techniques and high throughput screening for pre-clinical drug discovery."
    Akang (Research Scientist) - Introduction to mammalian cell culture and Practical drug discovery
  • "This was the first time I had the chance to perform practical laboratory techniques which I had only seen in lectures before this point. The tutors let us try a number of different ways to quantify cells and gave us the time and guidance to perfect our own techniques."
    Mark - Introduction to mammalian cell culture
  • "I was taught by an experienced researcher who gave us the opportunity to work with many different cell types. I was able to see the differences between the morphology and growth rates of different cells for myself. I also had the opportunity to try a number of different techniques which gave me confidence to apply for PhD's requiring cell culture experience."
    Gail (PhD researcher) - Introduction to mammalian cell culture
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