With the support of Professor Emma Kendrick and Peter’s PhD student, Lizzie Driscoll, across the summer, these placements have proved a real success.
"With the challenge of running anything for the first time, you never know how well it’s going to work and this was a real learning experience for both Peter and me", said Lizzie. "But after two 2 months I think we can both agree it has been very successful!"
"Remote working definitely has its benefits. I, myself, am not a fan of micromanaging, so I believe the virtual internships have the benefit of giving students a lot more freedom in their working style and can exploit their own creativity within the project concept."
Interns Sophia and Emily were tasked with creating educational resources for teaching the science of batteries. "I think also that the beauty of creating educational resources", says Lizzie, "is that students will have different interpretations. Sophia and Emily have both created excellent resources but in different mediums."