Students visit SSI for work experience
in Education, History and People, News
20 Nov 2015
This week Save Sight Institute had the pleasure of hosting two students from Alexandria Park Community School for their Year 10 work experience.
Mateeha and Labiba both gained hands-on experience over five days under the guidance of staff across a range of departments in the Institute. A rotating program was developed to ensure the students had an informative and interesting work experience over the week.
Mateeha and Labiba prepared a brief report on their time at Save Sight Institute, writing that:
“From our time at Safe Sight Institute, we participated in numerous tasks in both the clinic and the lab.
“We gained valuable knowledge on the background and understanding of eyes through various activities including watching first hand tests and machines being utilised on patients and conducting experiments using parts of eyes.
“What we particularly enjoyed was testing antibodies on tissues using UV sensitive materials, cell culture and learning about diseases affecting the eye including AMD and glaucoma.
“Through this opportunity we gained a new experience in the scientific field and learnt about the work environment.
“The outcome of our work experience here showed that we will consider research as a possible career path due to getting a taste of what it’s like. We would recommend Save Sight Institute for friends interested in science or searching for a possible work placement, or basically anyone looking to increase their knowledge on eyes.
“We would like to thank all the people that worked with us, in both the clinic and lab; we greatly appreciate the time that you took out to guide us throughout this memorable week.
“We also want to thank everyone we met for being so kind and approachable especially Emma, who organised and instructed this trip and was so friendly and welcoming.”