IMI Summer School

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Are you a year 12 student studying Biology?  Ever wondered what it’s like to work as a scientist?  If so, we invite you to our Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) Summer School at the University of Birmingham.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not running our Summer School in person in 2021, instead it will be delivered online which gives you the chance to experience organising your time between study and other life skills, just like being at University.  It will run for 2 weeks from 5th July until 16th July 2021, it will be delivered online via Zoom from 10am-2pm (approx) and there will be a combination of live sessions, pre-recorded lectures and breakout room sessions.

The Summer School will give you the chance to explore microbiology in a range of sessions including:

  • Introduction to the diversity of microbes in your own environment with ‘Swab and Send’  
  • An introduction to the Microbiome and virtual tours of how faecal microbiota transplants are stored and delivered to patients
  • The COVID-19 pandemic- how lighthouse testing labs were set up
  • Personal development workshops: UCAS advice, CV writing skills, Careers talks

We welcome applications from students from ethnic minority backgrounds, and students from groups underrepresented in scientific careers will be prioritised.

To apply please follow the link below, applications will close on 21st June 2021.