Previous interns have found their work experience in the centre extremely rewarding.
Andy Bailey: “My internship with the group gave me an opportunity to use and develop my stats, R-programming and research skills, while undertaking two real projects. It provided me with a valuable insight into the real world of statistical work and I would highly recommend this kind of placement to any mathematics or statistics student.”
David Gould and Ian Ratcliffe: “We worked on a clinical neurology research project as well as taking part in the statistics clinics where statistical support is provided to local NHS groups conducting research. Our computer programming skills have increased greatly and this will put us in good stead for our final year.”
The help that David gave one of the clinicians during a group stats clinic helped them win third prize for a poster presentation at the Society of Acute Medicine, 4th International Conference.
David Jenkins: "I've really enjoyed my time working at the group. The work I have been doing looking at multiple sclerosis patient feedback has been really interesting, and given me a real opportunity to improve my R skills. I hope that the report I have produced will provide useful interim feedback on how the project is progressing so far."
Max Hitchings: "During my internship at the group I analysed a database of patients who had undergone liver surgery. Using a range of pre and post operative variables I created models and established links and/or patterns between them. My placement was invaluable as I met some great people, and not only did this experience help me gain insight into the real world of statistics, but it also expanded my programming knowledge of R. This enabled me to grow in confidence seeing how I've been able to apply my course learnings to date working with real data and was very satisfying to play a part in this worthwhile research".