Work experience students visit SSI
21 Nov 2014
This week Save Sight Institute had the pleasure of hosting three students from Alexandria Park Community School for their Year 10 work experience.
Tariq, Christopher and Maha all 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.
The students spent time in the busy eye clinic, observing orthoptists and electrophysiology technicians as they cared for patients. They were lucky enough to gain hands-on experience operating the ophthalmic equipment in the clinic, and developed skills by role-playing both patient and orthoptist.
But of course, what is work experience at the Save Sight Institute without experiencing its world-class laboratories?!
The students dressed in white lab coats and participated in experiments. They were also able to observe important scientific procedures which included cell culture work, staining and microscopy.
According to Tariq, Christopher and Maha “This was a great experience, and something we will always remember. It will help us in our science studies, and we really appreciate the people we met at SSI and the time they gave us.”
We thank Tariq, Christopher and Maha for their willingness to learn and experience what we have to offer at the Institute. Hopefully we will see you back here in the future as next-generation scientists and researchers!