As a laboratory and clinically focused company many of our employees are highly educated in the fields of life, chemical and biomedical sciences. We are working with our local communities to share this expertise and help educate and support young scientists of the future.
A £60,000 grant will provide the College and its students with new, state-of-the-art equipment for its Science Centre, classroom resources and materials, plus extra tuition for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Alongside this the Alpha Aspire Programme has been established to promote science and develop understanding and insight into the commercial application and employability of Science degrees. The programme offers a range of experiences to benefit students’ future planning and career awarenesss, enabling them to visit Alpha Laboratories and attend a series of presentations and workshops from professionals in the scientific field. The sessions include:
Introduction to Diagnostics and Using Laboratory Products
Background to Faecal Immunochemical Testing
COVID-19 – Journey and Sample Transportation
Mini-Pipetting Academy (involving the hands-on use of laboratory equipment).