The Benefits of a Student Industry Placement

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During the summer, I undertook a research project as part of my Master’s degree in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation at the University of Glasgow. My project involved looking at a particular gene involved in cardiovascular disease, and sequencing this gene from various strains of rat models. While I was part of the research team […]

University to the workplace: acquiring the skills required for a successful and fulfilling career

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The transition between university and the workplace is difficult. The ever increasing competitiveness between recent graduates for jobs and internships causes a great deal of stress; the endless hours spent filling out application forms and sending CVs, only to receive rejection after rejection is demoralising . With so many degrees, particularly in Life Sciences, I […]

Five resources to help your life sciences business grow

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Scotland’s life science ecosystem is stronger than ever and companies at every stage of growth have access to a powerful support mechanism. Here are just five resources available to help life science businesses achieve and sustain high levels of growth. 1. The Innovation Centres The aim of the Innovation Centres is to enhance innovation and […]

A new generation of life sciences leaders

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Arelette Priestley of GSK describes how she benefited from a life sciences leadership masterclass Last year, I had the privilege to be part of the first cohort of the Life Sciences & Chemical Sciences Leadership Masterclass. The Masterclass provides the opportunity for SMEs and global organisations based in Scotland to identify and develop emerging leaders […]