Over the last 12 months BioGrad has provided training for students from the below 390 Schools, Colleges and Universities:
Give your students the rare opportunity to swap the classroom for the research clinics and laboratories in Liverpool Science Park. Students will have the chance to speak with clinicians, scientists and science entrepreneurs in small groups to gain careers advice/information only usually available to graduates.
A 1 day school trip for Year 10 to 13 students with an interest in pursuing careers in the below areas:
Arrival and Introduction (10-11am)
Students are greeted by our friendly reception team and shown to ‘The Studio’ where their introduction to the world of science begins.
Students receive a group welcome talk from our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Natalie Kenny to provide an overview on what life is really like as a scientist. This talk will aim to answer the below questions that we frequently receive from our students:
This talk will include a very brief overview of a range of different careers however, teachers may request information on specific career paths that are of interest to their students to help tailor the introduction to the needs of the group. After the introduction students will have the very rare opportunity of visiting the working laboratories and clinics at Liverpool Science Park. Students will be split into smaller groups of 8-15 students and rotate around the facilities to provide the opportunity to speak with individual scientists, clinicians and business experts.
Respiratory and Cardiac Assessment Suite (45 minutes)
Enter our clinic and meet our specialists to learn about patient care and medical research (a role which covers both the clinic and the laboratory) for a world of scientific research that students might not have previously considered.
Students will be able to try their hand at palpitation and percussion of the lungs whilst in the clinic and will have the opportunity to talk with our top doctors and nurses. Our cardiovascular clinic offers an introduction to the world of sports science. Students will learn about how patients’ cardiac performance is assessed and will have the opportunity to perform an ECG to look at the electrical signals in the heart.
The Laboratories (45 minutes)
Infectious disease laboratory - Let your students see ‘real world’ science first hand! You will enter the laboratory and meet our world class scientists performing their own work.
Students will receive an overview on the techniques underway and the opportunity to look down the microscopes and explore the laboratory environment. The experiments available will depend upon the age of the students within the group.
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Students will see protein analysis being undertaken in this very relaxed working laboratory. Give your students the opportunity to speak with real scientists in a small group and learn what their working life is REALLY like.
Science Entrepreneurship (45 minutes)
Attend a workshop with an experienced science entrepreneur to provide an insight into the business of science, working in small groups to discover how we protect our intellectual property, find investors, market new inventions and how much profit they might make a company.
Students will also be introduced to the high financial risks of scientific work, when competitors submit patents first or inventions fail to meet their expectations.
Students have 45 minutes for lunch. There are many places to purchase food and drink within walking distance of the Science Park, including the City of Liverpool College, Subway, Tesco’s, Costa, The EveryMan theatre and many small sandwich/coffee shops. Students wishing to bring their own food will have access to ‘The Studio’ where they can sit and eat.
Become a BioGrad Partner School
It is free to register as a BioGrad Partner school and only takes approximately 20 seconds. Upon approval you will receive the opportunity to request a FREE careers talk in your school and the opportunity to apply for student bursaries to cover the cost of our DofE approved residential courses.
Click here to register as a BioGrad Partner School.
This trip is available for groups of 30– 45 students on specific dates throughout the academic year.
We recommend booking early in the academic year due to the limited number of dates available.