Youth Membership Scheme

Centre of the Cell’s Youth Membership Scheme is open to all young people aged 14-19 and offers a range of activities and opportunities, including:

• Work experience and volunteering opportunities
• Careers advice
• The chance to meet scientists and healthcare professionals
• Mentoring and revision sessions with scientists, Medicine and Dentistry students and Centre of the Cell staff
• Opportunity to be part of the Youth Forum
• Opportunity to take part in special projects with Centre of the Cell, such as developing new content and resources

All events and volunteering opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. Youth members are encouraged to demonstrate their interest and motivation by enrolling themselves and maintaining their own bookings for events.

To enrol, please complete and return the application form, which can be downloaded here.

Email with any enquiries.

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Centre of the Cell Summer School

Summer School studentsCentre of the Cell is pleased to host its annual Summer School from Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018. 15 Youth Members who are currently in Year 12 will be selected to participate in a range of science and health related activities in partnership with the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London, including:

  • Laboratory skills in pipetting, DNA extraction and PCR analysis
  • Exploring careers in science, health and research
  • Meet scientists and healthcare professionals from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary University of London
  • …And much more!

You must be available to attend the full week, if you think you may not be able to attend at times during the week please let us know.

Lunch and any travel costs will be provided.

Please download and completed the Summer School Application Form, and email it to or post it to Youth Membership Scheme, Centre of the Cell, Office 223, Garrod Building, Turner St, London E1 2AD.

If you are not currently a Youth Member you must also complete and return a Youth Membership Scheme Application Form.

The deadline for submitting this application is midnight on Monday 19 March 2018. Successful applicants will be invited for a short interview between Tuesday 3 Friday 13 April 2018.