What are the students saying?

‘The placement allowed me to develop the skills and knowledge I had acquired during the first part of the MRes degree into relevant applications. I learned new skills and techniques from experts in fibre lasers. The industrial placement also helped me gain a thorough and invaluable understanding of research in a company setting’. Luke Earl, PhD student, undertook a placement at placement at Gooch & Housego

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‘The Hub offers a unique opportunity to be directly and immersively involved with industry partners from the beginning. If someone has an interest in bringing research into the world, the Hub presents a great opportunity to have the breadth of contact with industry, which the Hub is able to offer.

The sheer number and different types of industry partners engaged with the Hub is one of a kind – from small and medium enterprises to large international organisations. Just being exposed to this is a huge advantage for those interested in developing and translating research to commercial applications.’ Ole Kock, former PhD student, Scientific Lead at Teledyne e2v

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‘My experience of researching atomic clocks in labs helped me greatly in finding a job within industry. Studying at the Hub means you have constant interaction with industry partners, so it is a great way to get to know the different companies and what their work is about’. Sruthi Viswam, PhD student and Scientific Product Specialist at M Squared Lasers

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‘Studying and researching in the Hub brings a lot of opportunities as it widens access beyond academia to other networks, and is why I am working now in industry’. Youssef Gaber, former Research Fellow at the Hub, now an Applications Engineer at Renishaw

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