Last Thursday our Year 13 Biology students took a live call from David Bourne, Scientist at the Northern Genetics Trust based in the Centre of Life.

After introductions and David explaining to the students his role at the Northern Genetics Trust he gave students advice on how they can enhance their current studies. David was also keen to talk to the students about their future careers and the different opportunities that’s available to them once they leave UTC South Durham.

Biology teacher Vicky Smith said “It was a very interesting session. The students were given lots of useful information, especially careers within genetics and how they’ve changed over time as technology has improved”.