Student Engagement Case Studies

Each year we have over 40 students who complete an internship through our programme. Read below for some further details on the opportunities experienced by our students and their feedback on their internship.

Christopher Hall, Engineering

Amey and United Utilities

Internship: Research to investigate jet hose failure rates.

Company: Amey provides emergency responses to any United Utilities customer issues in relation to the wastewater sewer network. Recommendations from the research were implemented by Amey and helped
them win new business with larger companies.

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Hayley Cowburn, Psychology

Fat Media


Competitor analysis and psycholinguistic review of promotional documents.


Fat Media Limited is a multi-award-winning website design and digital marketing company with hundreds of clients across the UK. They implemented the recommendations from the review and improved their marketing documentation to win new business.

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James Garner, School of Computing and Communications

Next World Web


Development of a web application to act as a promotional tool. 


Next World Web is a web development company, providing software engineering and programming specialising in bespoke web application including e-commerce websites. The internship provided them with a new service offering to attract new clients.

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Rob Brooks, Lancaster Environment Centre

The Environment Agency


The Environment Agency (EA), with area offices based in Preston and Penrith, is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Amy Fleming, Physics

Lancaster Materials Analysis

Company: Lancaster University spin out company Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd. (LMA), based in Lancaster, offers commercial access to material analysis services, in particular scanning probe microscopy and cross-sectional imaging and analysis.

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Jack Croft, Mathematics and Statistics


Company: Gamesko Limited, based in Lancaster, operates a social poker product which their customers play through Facebook, or their iOS and Android apps. The company wanted to develop a tool to help them manage their product range.

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Joe McNamara, Physics

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Internship: Joe McNamara, MPhys Hons Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology, was recruited through the Science and Technology Internship Programme to provide a method of sharing files and data for The Knowledge Transfer Network.

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Callum Wallace, Chemistry

Victrex Plc.

Company: Victrex Plc., based in Lancashire, is a global high-performance polymer solutions provider serving more than 40 countries.

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Talk to us Now

For more information on our internship programme and how to get involved, please contact the Student Employability Team: Pam Pickles, Rachel Beauchamp and Elisabeth Dobson.


Tel: +44 (0)1524 510846 or +44 (0)1524 510193