I enjoyed the virtual experience quite a bit. There were many different aspects of the engineering involved. In particular, I really enjoyed learning more about biomedical engineering as it suited my interests. There were also loads of tasks to do so it felt more like I was working than learning and this was quite helpful for me.
Lovely people to work with, staff were always so friendly and willing to teach you about what they were doing. Work was interesting and varied depending on which projects were going on at that time. Large number of industry links with a variety of companies and other people. Training provided.
This internship was quite exciting to me as it was very different. Although I was not doing lab work or research, I got to work on a council where we oversaw all the research that was going on in London with regards to Science and we got to see the new developments happening.
During my time at STFC I was able to work with an amazing group of people, both very intelligent and science minded, as well as really friendly. There was a great network of other placement students to really help form a network, which really made the experience great. I feel at the end I was able to reflect on my year and realise just how much I had learnt and achieved.
This is a really interesting site to work on, with a lot of really incredible work going on all over the campus. I got to work on a very well organised bit of open-source software which allowed me to understand some of the science and research that happens on campus.
Being a placement student at Mantid which was nominated for Best No-for-Profit IT Project at UK IT Industry Awards 2015 comes with a pressure, but however no such pressure was felt and I enjoyed every single moment with the fantastic co-workers, as well extremely satisfied with my contribution towards such a brilliant project.
There were times where I loved my placement and was really busy and there was a good atmosphere and work environment. This was usually when I got the chance to be involved in outreach activities or special staff visits. But other times I felt quite bored and not busy enough. However probably the majority of the time I did enjoy what I was doing.