Fabia from Strode's College started a SATROClub extended work placement at the University of Surrey on 21st July for 4 weeks. Here's what she had to say about her experience after just a week.
"On the first day we were given a tour of the university followed by journal reading of researches on Vitamin D.
Second day was at Woking town centre with Louise, where we looked for volunteers willing to take a survey on Vit D. At first it was quite difficult given that we had to recruit South Asian volunteers only. Fortunately we were quite successful that day as we got more volunteers than expected.
On the third day, we took a tour to the Surrey Sports Park. There we observed the physical changes like heart rate, oxygen saturation, tidal volume of a person on an exercising bike, the resistance of which increases as time passes. We also had an optional seminar on 'Preventing Brain-Injury Associated with Depression'. Unfortunately I could not attend that seminar since I had blistered my feet that day.
We spent the fourth and fifth day mostly in the office, working on a critical review and the introduction of the report for the Gold Crest Award. The critical review is on a research journal that Louise had set out for each of us. We we'll be presenting our review on the coming Tuesday."
We hope the rest of your placement was as enjoyable and educational as the first week!