On Thursday 13th August CK Science were honoured to recognise Vithusa Varnakulasingam from the University of Sunderland with an award for the best performing student at her Industrial Placement in 2014. As sponsors of the award, we were pleased to be able to celebrate Vithusa’s achievements.
Vithusa worked as an Analytical Chemist for Covance in Harrogate for 13 months; her placement was extended due to the value she added to the department. Vithusa excelled due to her love of lab work.
Praising her course, she said
“The course at Sunderland University has been perfect for me as it has given me broad science training, and the volume of lab work available gave me skills and knowledge which I was able to apply during my placement. This alongside the support given by the faculty, and the interview and CV training supplied by Barney at CK Science, has given all of us on the course the very best head start to either find our first job, or continue academically.”
Vithusa has a bright future ahead having graduated with a 1st Class degree and further awards for best student over the entire course programme and best final year analysis; she plans to study for an MSc or PhD in either drug chemistry or biopharmaceutical formulations.
CK Science have been supporters of the University of Sunderland for many years, having recognised its ability to teach young people industry relevant skills and provide the UK recruitment market with employable graduates. Their commitment to the Industrial Placement Programme ensures that they maintain strong links with industry, giving them insights into future skills requirements. This dedication supports the University’s overall aim to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university to students across the world.
If you have graduated and are looking for a job please visit CK Science website.
If you are interested in a qualification in pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical scieces please visit the University of Sunderland website.