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Student Engagement Case Studies

Each year we have over 100 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.

Robert Atkinson and Tom Hoyle, Harkness Screens (UK) Ltd

Harkness Screens (UK) Ltd

Internship: Harkness Screens (UK) Ltd wanted to extend its research and development by working with the Engineering Department at Lancaster University. This included the need to design, build, test and investigate emerging technologies that can help support the company’s growth and competitive advantage.

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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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Student Employability Team

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