Liverpool Life Sciences UTC opened its doors to industry partners, employers and universities, to showcase some of the incredible work created by the students.
Opening the showcase were Year 12 students from the Baltic Research Institute (BRI) – the first student-led research institute in the UK. They met with UTC partners and potential employers, to talk about their role within the BRI in an elevator pitch format.
“Being part of the BRI is a great way of gaining real-world work experience in a professional environment,” said Marcus Boqash, head of molecular biology at the BRI. Marcus’s EPQ work at the UTC has seen him undertake an analysis into how cleaning products affect human health.
“Showcases like these are really important – the people in the room today could potentially be our future employers.”
Year 11 students had the opportunity to present their CREST Award project posters – the students’ independent research projects that look to solve one of the 17 sustainable development goals. Joe and Sophia’s water turbine generates electricity whilst reducing microplastics in our seas; it’s currently in prototyping phase and is one of the finalists at this year’s Big Bang Science Fair.