A UNIQ course in cancer research
In July, twenty eight 17-year old students gathered from across the UK to learn about cancer research carried out in Oxford. All the students had applied to join the prestigious Oxford UNIQ summer school programme and overall 875 students were given an amazing chance to experience student life in Oxford which included living in colleges, eating in halls and studying material they would not have access to in school.
The group learnt about the hallmarks of cancer, about the workings of a cell, about modern practical biology, radiotherapy, trials, screening and much more.
Does UNIQ make an impact? The answer is yes. One of the undergraduate mentors this year had previously attended the course two years ago and a final year medic who had attended the course has been working in the Department of Oncology labs during the summer.
Further information on the UNIQ Summer School can be found on the website.