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CCD High School Work Experience Program

The CCD hosted the last group of students for 2016 as part of its annual High School Work Experience program from 21-25 November, 2016. The first placement for 2017 is scheduled for 1-5 May!

The CCD Work Experience program is suitable for students in years 10, 11 and 12, and provides students with the opportunity to be immersed in a range of research training activities, allowing them to experience first-hand some aspects of a research career.

Work Experience students listening to a presentation from Dr Fiona Kumfor and Dr Ramón Landin-Romero

Work Experience students listening to a presentation from Dr Fiona Kumfor and Dr Ramón Landin-Romero

The students participated in a wide range of activities including:

  • design and execution of a mini research project, as well as presenting a summary of their research project findings to a small group
  • sampling an online course about delusions and disorders of the mind
  • learning about the various techniques used by CCD researchers, including ultrasound and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The students also learnt about magnetoencephalography (MEG), which is a brain imaging technique used to understand the time course of neural processing. Some students even had the opportunity to lie in the MEG scanner and experience what it would be like for a participant in MEG research!
  • hearing from researchers from a variety of fields including belief formation, language, memory, and perception in action, as well as from research support staff members in research administration, finance, student administration and IT support about their work.

We are pleased to have received such positive feedback from this group of students, and all groups across 2016, and we look forward to the three upcoming placements for the 2017 CCD Work Experience program this year!

Part of the November Work Experience group

Members of the November work experience group


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