Guest Blog: Arkwright Scholarship

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust awarded me an engineering scholarship at the end of my fourth year of secondary school (in Scotland, equivalent to year 11 in England and Wales, and year 12 in Northern Ireland) after I made an application around Christmas time. The selection process involved first being nominated Read more…

Summer Internship at Rolls-Royce

In the summer following my second year at university, I completed an engineering internship at Rolls-Royce in their Civil Large Engines business area. I was offered this internship following participation in the Female Undergraduate of the Year Awards, for which I was a finalist. The internship was a fantastic opportunity Read more…

CREST Award

Last year, I completed an Extended Project Qualification on the optimisation of the polymerase chain reaction and it’s applications in medical and forensic research. Apart from being a fascinating and complex topic, it also gave me the opportunity to carry out my own experiments – something which particularly interested an Read more…

British Science Festival 2013 – Day 6

The last day of the British Science Festival 2013 was absolutely fantastic! My day began with an interesting talk by several local companies about ‘Chemical Innovation in the North East’. This included separate presentations by several leading researchers and companies about their work. First up was Dr. Victoria Frank from Read more…

British Science Festival 2013 – Day 3

Today began with a fascinating lecture entitled ‘Making Waves: Energy and Society’ which discussed a huge range of issues related to our use of energy. The focus was very much on the ‘Energy Trilemma’ – reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using resources efficiently and making energy accessible to all. Interesting examples mentioned Read more…