Name of Organisation: University of Exeter CLES
Description of Organisation: With over 4,100 students including over 280 international students from around the world, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences prides itself in being a vibrant community supported by excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. Our areas of expertise span Biosciences, Geography, Psychology, and Sport and Health Sciences.
Name of Employer: Alan Barker
Job Title: Associate Professor in Paediatric Physiology and Health
Internship Scheme used: Student Campus Partnerships (SCPs) , CLES Research Internship
“The interns worked on research related projects with an external partner, England Athletics. Their key outputs included three, two hour workshops with over 20 stakeholders to discuss the development of an injury prevention tool. As well as, producing six infographics to be used as part of the Youth Talent Programme run by England Athletics. They also were developing a testing battery to be used as part of the recruitment process for the Youth Talent Programme and then wrote up their findings and produced this into a written document. On their internship work they also presented an oral presentation about their findings to their research group.
The interns were excellent across the piece and formed an important part of our research group team. They were able to complete tasks in a timely and effective manner and were confident to use their initiative to solve problems and make decisions. Importantly, they also had excellent inter-personal skills, and fitted straight into the research team. We will miss having the interns working with us. Overall, the internship was a huge success.”