public engagement

Opportunities Ahead: a careers fair for Cambridge

On Thursday, 23 February 2017, members of the MRC MBU participated in 'Opportunities Ahead' - a careers fair for Cambridge school students aged 14 and older.

Through the use of videos, computer games and sequencing puzzles, our young visitors were given explanations of mitochondrial disorders and how they cause mitochondrial diseases.

The event was organised by Form the Future.

Form the Future: Annual Conference 2017

Form the Future is a non-profit making organisation that connects schools and businesses in order to provide opportunities for students.

These opportunities include work experience, apprenticeships and other activities.

At this year's Annual Conference,held on 7 February, the MBU was awarded Partnership status by Form the Future, in recognition of the Unit's support of our younger generation and our participation in career-related activities and events.

Careers Carousel at St Mary's School, Cambridge

On Thursday, 10 February 2017, members of the MRC MBU participated in a careers carousel at St Mary's School.

The aim of the event was to give Year 5 and 6 students a greater insight into some of the career options available to them, so that they are better informed in advance of making career choices.

The students were interested to learn how many different scientific and scientific-related roles exist in the MBU ... and enjoyed learning about our science through the use of Lego models, mitochondrial DNA sequencing puzzles and movies.


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