Bangor University Internship Scheme 2021: Alicja Gromadzka
During my first year of studies at Bangor University, I had the pleasure to be an intern in the Centre for Mental Health and Society, and work on the systematic review of Goldberg and Huxley Pathways to Care model. As an intern, I was responsible for the scoping and searching process which resulted in further data gathering for the systematic review. The process included using various databases (e.g. Medline, Science Direct etc.), and the development of a searching strategy.
From the beginning of the internship, I was surrounded by an incredibly supportive and kind team – Peter, Anne, Sadia and my fellow intern Daniel. Our journey started with accessible theoretical training provided by Sadia. I had been able to learn and inquire about every step necessary in conducting a systematic review that was soon to be applied. That theoretical training aided my understanding of the reviewing process and preparation for practical work during the internship. Soon after the training, I was able to implement gained knowledge and practice my newly acquired skills. I had a chance to go more in-depth into research work and study the intricacies of systematic review methodology. Every question or doubt I encountered during the process was met with a quick response, a lot of understanding, and valuable comments.
The months I spent as a part of the team equipped me with many practical skills I can use not only during the upcoming years of my undergraduate studies but also on the further path to my academic career. During the internship, I have gained an insight into academic work and become more confident in my abilities. I believe that everything that I have learned and experienced during my work with Peter, Anne, Sadia and Daniel will stay with me and will be cultivated in the future. I am proud of being a member of the team and I am grateful for this opportunity.
Alicja Gromadzka, UG,
School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University