Your Stories

To celebrate 20 Years of NRP, we asked our alumni to share their experiences of their placement, along with where they are now:

James Bedford

James Bedford completed his NRP in 2015. He will soon be travelling to the US to study at Harvard University.

Manal Patel

Manal Patel completed her NRP in 2013. She is now studying Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Ilana Foreman completed her NRP in 2013. She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Sarah Kendall

Sarah Kendall completed her NRP in 2013. She is now studying Microbiology at the University of Leeds.

Tristan Dell

Tristan Dell completed his NRP in 2012. He is currently studying Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.

Deniz Gursul

Deniz Gursul completed her NRP in 2012. She has just completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) at the University of Oxford.

Emily Griffiths completed her NRP in 2011. She is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of London.

Saira Khan completed her NRP in 2011. She is currently studying an MSc in Pharmacy at King’s College London.

Angel Leung

Angel Leung completed her NRP in 2011. She is currently applying for an MSc in Physiotherapy.

Cangul Seran

Cangul Seran completed her NRP in 2011. She is currently studying for a Masters in Infection and Immunity at UCL.

Nick Upjohn

Nick Upjohn completed his NRP in 2011. He is currently a placement student at Xtrac, a world leader in the design and manufacture of transmissions for cars.

Rory Back

Rory Back completed his NRP in 2010. He is now a Technologist at Wet Chemistry (Thin Film Technology).

Victoria Foster

Victoria Foster completed her NRP in 2010. She is now studying Zoology at the University of Nottingham.

Imran Jugon

Imran Jugon completed his NRP in 2010. He is now a Student Actuary.

Emily Jones

Emily Jones completed her NRP in 2010. She is a fourth year medical student about to intercalate and do a Masters in Molecular Medicine.

Elizabeth Coker

Melissa Pacey completed her NRP in 2010. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University last year with a degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Katherine Stevenson

Katherine Stevenson completed her NRP in 2010. She is currently doing a Masters in Clinical Education at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Emma Batchen

Emma Batchen completed her NRP in 2009. She is currently in her second year of a PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at The University of Edinburgh.

Amanda Gilbert

Amanda Gilbert completed her NRP in 2009. She is currently a stage four medical student at Newcastle University Medical School.

Zainab Master

Zainab Master completed her NRP in 2009. She is now a fully qualified community pharmacist.

Angelica Orsi

Angelica Orsi completed her NRP in 2009. She is currently a second year PhD student at the University of St. Andrews.

Rose Penfold

Rose Penfold completed her NRP in 2008. She is currently a Foundation Year One doctor working in London.

Elizabeth Coker

Elizabeth Coker completed her NRP in 2007. She is now a final year PhD student in Computational Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Zan Arshed

Zan Arshed completed his NRP in 2006. He now works in investment banking.

Will Peveler

William Peveler completed his NRP in 2006. He is currently an EPSRC Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London.

Holly Evans

Holly Evans completed her NRP in 2005. She will be graduating from her medical degree this summer.

Harriet Gliddon

Harriet Gliddon completed her NRP in 2005. She is currently doing a PhD in Molecular Bioengineering and Nanoscience at Imperial College London.

Hajra Siraj

Hajra Siraj completed her NRP in 2004. She is now a GP.

Claire McLeod

Claire McLeod completed her NRP in 2004. She is an Assistant Professor of Geology at Miami University, Ohio.

Claire White

Claire White completed her NRP in 2003. She is now a Chemist at Selden Research Ltd.

Laura Stone

Laura Stone completed her NRP in 2000. She is now a Junior Doctor, completing GP training in Bristol.

Nicola Davis

Nicola Davis completed her NRP in 2001. She is undertaking a Masters in Oncology with the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Luke Davies

Luke Davies completed his NRP in 2001. He is now a John Stocker Research Fellow in Astrophysics at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, University of Western Australia.

Nina Rzechorzek

Nina Rzechorzek completed her NRP in 2000. She is now a Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow completing a training Fellowship for Veterinarians at the University of Edinburgh.

Ruth Rose

Ruth Rose completed her NRP in 1998. She nows works as the Protein Production Facility Manager at Queen Mary, University of London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kay Amutike did her project at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham. She is now training to become a diagnostic radiographer.

Alex Pritchard completed her project in 2009 looking at the causes and identification of Coeliac disease. She is currently studying Biomedicine at the University of Sussex.

Laura Vickers completed her project in 2003 designing a new computer lab at Wolverhampton University. She is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harper Adams University.

Nicole Nayar worked with chimpanzees at Edinburgh Zoo in 2009.  She then studied Biological Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.

Leon Chen's award winning engineering project was based at the University of Bath. He went on to do a Masters in Engineering Science at Oxford and was an Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance scholar.

Anna Ressel undertook research at the Chemistry Department of the University of Central Lancashire. She then studied Medicine and as a result of her experiences became particularly interested in working within Medical Research.

Kate Golding conducted a psychological experiment at a day centre run by the head injury charity Headway. After her degree in Psychology and Physiology at Oxford University she went on to work in a psychiatric hospital.

Lydia Arnold's project was based at a Laser Lab within Salford University. She then studied Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Holly Batchelor's award-winning project investigated cosmic rain. She went on to study Physics at the University of St Andrews.

David Bendell undertook his placement at Kent and Sussex Hospital in Tunbridge Wells.  He went on to study adult nursing at King's College London and then crossed the Atlantic to pursue postgraduate training in healthcare management at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary McGeown's project investigating the processing of prawn shell waste won several awards. She later studied dentistry at Trinity College, Dublin.

Gurjit Singh Sidhu worked on radiotherapy treatment in the Radiotherapy Department at Ninewells Hospital. He went on to study Aero Mechanical Engineering.