Norton Walford Prize for intercalating student

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Charlotte Rigby has picked up the Norton Walford Prize for her work during an MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

“Following an Obs and Gynae placement in Year Three, I developed an interest in women’s reproductive health. I thought intercalation would be a great opportunity to explore this further.

I chose the Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes because it offered a wide range of research strands to choose from, including Women’s, Childrens and Perinatal Health.

I spent the year working alongside the research department at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, undertaking both systematic reviews and laboratory-based projects.

I learnt to independently perform techniques such as cell culture and immunohistochemistry, write papers for publication and design poster presentations.

My biggest highlight from the year was the opportunity to attend, and present at the annual ESHRE fertility conference in Milan together with my friend and fellow intercalator, Flo Turner!

Intercalation gave me such a valuable insight into medical research, and I am now hoping to be able to build on this throughout my studies and into my career.

The award came as a complete surprise to me, and I am incredibly grateful! I wish to thank Dr Walford for sponsoring this award, which I am hoping will be able to support my elective placement this summer and application to the Specialist Foundation Programme next year.”

Discover more

  • Each year, the Norton Walford Prize is awarded to encourage and promote the study of Physiology as an intercalated BSc or MRes within the MBChB programme. Learn more about this prize and others on the Intercalation Awards and Scholarships page (link).
  • Passionate about research? Take a look at the MRes options available to you at the University of Liverpool, including Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes, on the Research Masters options page (link).