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WMS Outreach and Work Experience

Work Experience

The medical school strongly encourages its staff to offer work experience to pupils interested in learning about the various aspects of medical research. Many of our staff are also doctors at local hospitals and are therefore also available for clinical work experience.

Different procedures have to be followed for research and clinical work experience. All clinical work experience will have to go through the NHS Trust, the relevant webpages for the hospitals we work with are also provided.

The medical school follows the University guidelines on work experience, including the process of managing the placement of a pupil, see details on the Work Experience Flowchart.

Work experience placements are managed directly with schools, inlcuding planned and detailed nature of a work experience programme.

"A magic wand has been waived and he’s grown up this week. I have always told him he is brighter than myself (and whilst I am not a rocket scientist…....).

Thank you so much for the help to get him into an environment he is so obviously, even after 4 days, recognizing as part of where he wants to be. Not many work experience placements can boast that result."

Comments from a parent of 15 year old student placement.


The Medical School strongly supports outreach programmes to engage with the wider community, particularly schools. This page provides some information for those planning to engage in existing activities or develop new activities. All activities are in line with the overall University programme of widening participation and outreach activities. There are a number of departments with related research interest and excellent outreach opportunities, for example Life Sciences, Chemistry, WMG, Engineering, Physics.

Medical School outreach activities include:

  • Visiting schools to give talks and/or, deliver interactive experience and provide opportunities for work experience, primarily for secondary school students.
  • Present at career and science fairs and festivals (for upcoming events see here).
  • Participate in ScienceGrrl activities (the local Coventry and Warwickshire chapter is managed by staff and students of the Medical School).
  • In addition to our participation in open days organised centrally.

There are a number of STEM embassadors in the Medical School who actively work with STEMNET.

Medical School Outreach Activities Contacts:
Name Role

Meera UnniKrishnan - Assistant Professor in the Division of Microbiology and Infection

M dot Unnikrishnan at warwick dot ac dot uk

Contact for laboratory work experience for the Medical School

Ms Deborah Markham - Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow and Consultant at Warwick Hospital

D dot H dot Markham at warwick dot ac dot uk

Contact for clinical work experience

John Meadows - Research Fellow in the Division of Biomedical Cell Biology

J dot C dot Meadows at warwick dot ac dot uk

Outreach activities by the Division of

Biomedical Cell Biology

 WMS Work Experience Contacts

Medical School Placement Leads for Clinical, Laboratory and non-laboratory Research:

Clinical Experience

Ms Deborah Markham,

Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow

D dot H dot Markham at warwick dot ac dot uk

Experimental Laboratory Research

Meera Unnikrishnan,

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Infection

M dot Unnikrishnan at warwick dot ac dot uk