Translational Neuroscience - What do our students think?

Translational Neuroscience - What do our students think?

 

Translational Neuroscience PhD student blog

Our PhD students run their own blog, where they talk about different experiences on the Translational Neuroscience PhD programme:

 

Publications from our current students

Although our PhD programme is still very new  (cohort 1 only entered third year in September 2018), our student are already publishing, including work from the rotation mini-projects they undertook during year 1.

 

We also asked our current Translational Neuroscience PhD students what they thought about the PhD programme and this is what they said:

  • "The teaching and clinic visits open up disease areas that I wouldn't have even thought of, and pathological mechanisms with promising links across diseases.”
  • “The sheer breadth of topics we have been exposed to and constant support we have received has resulted in me completely changing path to an area I enjoy even more and one which I never felt capable of tackling prior to this course."
  • "As I have a primarily non-scientific background, the first year of the Translational Neuroscience Programme was extremely valuable for learning essential concepts and current techniques in neuroscience across the lifecourse. “
  •  “The programme is very interactive and urges us to think beyond lab work and engage in public events and activities.”
  • "Now, as I begin to plan a PhD project in which I have a guiding hand and a genuine personal interest, I am confident that it will continue to be so throughout this stage of my career. I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity.”
  • “Embarking on the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Translational Neuroscience has been the best decision I could have made”
  • "The cohort of students is a wonderful resource, as we share knowledge from our varied backgrounds, but also a great group of friends."
  • “On a personal level, it has allowed me to establish a strong social network with researchers coming from different scientific backgrounds.”
  • “Everyone in the course, across cohorts, gets on brilliantly which makes for an unrivalled PhD experience. If you have an interest in all things neuroscience, and have a genuine passion for improving the lives of patients, this course is perfect for you.”