Careers in Science

A 1 day school trip for Year 10 to 13 students with an interest in pursuing careers in the below areas:

BioGrad Laboratories have provided laboratory and clinical training for thousands of students from the below 580 institutions throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia:

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.

BioGrad Careers in Science 1

A 1 day school trip for Year 10 to 13 students with an interest in pursuing careers in the below areas:

  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical science
  • Biology
  • Nano Science
  • Patent and IP law
  • Pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Medical Research
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sports Science


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:

  • Is laboratory work boring?
  • Do I need good grades?
  • How much money can I earn as a scientist?
  • How long will I have to spend at University?
  • Can I have a family and a career in science?
  • What are the working hours?
  • Will there be an opportunity to travel?
  • What do scientists wear for work?
  • How can I find medical and laboratory work experience?
  • Are there schemes that help pay for University?

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.

BioGrad Careers in Science 2

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.

BioGrad Careers in Science 3

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.

BioGrad Careers in Science 4


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.


Current Academic Year 2021/2022

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  • “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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