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A taste of the future? - UEA Summer School success

The School of Pharmacy hosted an enthusiastic group of year 12 students from across the country at the 4 day residential Pharmacy and Pharmacology summer school. Students gained first-hand experience of living and studying at UEA, immersing themselves in subject specific activities working with our leading academics and postgraduate researchers.

From extracting caffeine in the medicinal chemistry labs, problem solving patient scenarios in PBL and testing anti-cancer drugs in pharmacology, to taking blood pressures, carrying out lung function tests and networking with community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists and medicinal chemistry, drug delivery and molecular pharmacology researchers, they gained invaluable career advice and support for the future. We were impressed by their achievements in the range of activities on offer and hope to see many of them studying with us in the future.

Students were asked what the best part of the summer school was and the answers ranged from making new friends and exploring the campus, to realising they really wanted to study Pharmacy, and listening to current students talk about their research projects.