Some of our year 13 and 14 students attended a QUB school of Pharmacy Event hosted by W5 earlier this month. They got the chance to hear lectures from Stephen Kennedy, Head of External Affairs at GSK and two research scientists from the school of Pharmacy at QUB.

They then completed two workshops in which they carried out lab work led by postdoctoral students and lecturers from the QUB School of Pharmacy.

The last session of the day was an opportunity to chat with representatives from the Pharmaceutical industry including GSK, Randox, Almac, Boots and others in an informal, 'careers fair' type of set-up which could result in good future contacts.