For day five of ICZ month we’re looking at the work of Kidscan, a children’s cancer research charity that operates from the University.

As well as supporting national research into the treatment of children’s cancer, Kidscan also offers an undergraduate placement scheme that allows students to complete an industrial placement with one of the charity’s researchers. The focus is on new treatments, diagnosis, improvements to current treatments or other strategies that improve survival or quality of life.

Eight Salford students – the largest number ever supported by the initiative – started their placements in June and are now working in labs for the next 9-12 months.

David Pye, senior lecturer and Scientific Director of Kidscan, said: “This partnership offers a unique opportunity to fuse the charity’s aim to research and improve the treatment of childhood cancer with the talent, drive and ambition of promising students. We’ve already seen great results through the programme and I’m confident we’ll see many more as it continues.”

The charity will be advertising the grants again in the next few weeks to find students for the 2018-19 intake, so please spread the word about this amazing opportunity.