Exploring Bioscience Pathways: York St John University visit to DWS

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York St John University visit to DWS

A recent visit to our headquarters from the enthusiastic students at York St John University sparked an engaging exploration into the diverse pathways awaiting bioscience graduates. With an aim to showcase the host of opportunities available in pursuing a career in bioscience, the morning was filled with informative tours, interactive lab experiences, and invaluable insights into the world of microbiology, manufacturing, and laboratory research.

The students began with a comprehensive introduction to our company. They were warmly welcomed and immersed in the dynamic world of scientific innovation and research that defines Don Whitley Scientific.

One of the highlights of the visit was the hands-on lab experience facilitated by our resident microbiologists. The students delved into a series of engaging practical sessions tailored to complement their university modules: one student commented “Interactive and informative, the lab work linked with our uni module and helped to consolidate the information given.”

Their feedback was resoundingly positive, citing the lab-based activities as particularly enjoyable and educational. The interactive nature of the lab work not only reinforced their academic learning but also sparked new ideas and perspectives.

“Excellent, thorough, I particularly enjoyed the lab-based activities…Thank you so much for hosting our visit.”

“Informative, helpful, interesting and interactive.”

“Informative, demonstrative and interesting, especially the spiral plater demonstration and gut-biome research.”

“Educational, inspirational and informative.”

DWS Microbiologist Kirsty McTear with York Students

This visit not only broadened their horizons but also provided valuable insights into the various career pathways available in the field, “I now have new ideas in regard to placements, apprenticeships and different work” stated one student.

Furthermore, the students were captivated by our manufacturing facilities showcased during the visit. Witnessing first hand the techniques and machinery used in our laboratories expanded their understanding of real-world applications in bioscience, “It was an interesting visit, giving us more insight into laboratories from a manufacturing viewpoint including what techniques and machinery are used.”

The visit from York St John University students exemplifies our commitment at Don Whitley Scientific to foster learning and exploration. We take pride in nurturing the next generation of scientists and providing them with valuable experiences that transcend the boundaries of traditional education.

To the students, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for their eagerness to learn and engage. We are thrilled to have played a part in their educational journey and wish them success as they navigate the exciting opportunities.

Stay tuned for more exciting collaborations and educational endeavours at Don Whitley Scientific as we continue to inspire and empower the scientists of tomorrow.

DWS Sales Director Joe Walton with York students


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