• Question: I want to be a biomedical scientist when I am older, would you recommend doing a year in industry?

    Asked by 549anta28 to Marikka, Matt, Rob on 20 Nov 2014.
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      Robert Hampson answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      It can be a good idea.

      I did an industrial placement. The money I earned was very useful in helping me to pay for university.

      Sometimes the experience can also look good on job applications.

      There is probably not much point in doing work experience that isn’t relevant though. It would have to be medical or sciencey for a biomedical scientist…