A group of lucky Long Road students took part in the 2017 Medical Research Council Cancer Unit Festival of Research. They toured the labs, took part in experiments and learned about research into the early detection of cancer. The day was rounded off with a careers session. This is what some of our students said about the visit:
I thoroughly enjoyed this visit as it was very informative, especially when looking at the cell cycle under a microscope.
I found the careers session extremely useful as I was able to get the perspective of people already in the careers which interest me.
I really enjoyed the different practicals we carried out because it gave me an insight into different aspects of research.
Going around the lab and learning about the different departments was great. I also enjoyed using specialist equipment.
I found it interesting and informative to learn about new equipment available to diagnose cancer.
I enjoyed learning how to suspend a culture of cells. I would like to go into research as a career and feel that this day confirmed my passion for research.
I really enjoyed looking at cancer cells and learning how to detach them in the solution.