Undergraduate Summer School
The Undergraduate Summer School is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from all corners of the globe to spend 8 weeks here at our internationally renowned research centre, partnering with fellow co-located institutes; The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute.
You will experience amazing plant and microbial science, interacting with some of the most esteemed scientists in the world, gaining an unrivalled research experience, to take into your future careers.
Alongside the invaluable career development skills you will pick up, the Summer School is a social event, where you will meet like-minded people from around the world, developing lifelong friendships. The 8 weeks include frequent organised social activities, from an introductory make-your-own pizza night, meals out, BBQs and finally a 2-day hotel stay on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
Our International Undergraduate Summer School includes;
- £200 pw spending money
- Free accommodation in a private en-suite room, with shared kitchen
- An organised programme of training, research, seminars, workshops and social events
- The chance to be part of a world-renowned scientist's laboratory and to directly contribute to their cutting-edge research
- An opportunity to experience life in a truly world-leading scientific institute across a variety of biological and chemical sciences; including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology and computational and mathematical biology
What previous students had to say
"One of the best experiences in my life – it gave me the opportunity to both enrich my scientific education and meet other like-minded students with passion for science, share this incredible journey with them and create strong friendships" - Sylvia Marinova
"The John Innes Centre Undergraduate Summer School balancing perfectly balances learning, working, socialising. It is a once in a life time experience that you will treasure forever" - Vladu Iulia
"An incredibly fun 8 weeks of science. I have improved dramatically as a scientist" - Thomas Gate
"The Undergraduate Summer School is an amazing experience. Meeting and living with students from many different backgrounds was as enjoyable as the science was interesting. It was a challenging but rewarding experience" - Sam Deans
"This has been an invaluable research experience for me. Not only has it prepared me incredibly well for taking on an independent project at my university lab, I feel very prepared for graduate level research as well. The training programme has affirmed my conviction that pursing a PhD is something that I truly want to do. Besides gaining a wonderful research skillset, you will also gain life-long friends that you’ll never forget" - Natasha Bilkey