UTC Students’ ambitions sail with MAST

A UK school specialises in science and healthcare is collaborating with a microbiology expert to boost student learning

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC has collaborated with Mast, a supplier of diagnostic products for clinical, industrial and veterinary testing. Mast Group Ltd. has offices in Bootle, and across the world in locations including South Africa and Europe.

The school, based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, is delivered by the Northern Schools Trust (NST) and provides a combination of academic and vocational education for 14 to 19 year olds to enhance student skills by working closely with local employers.

Phil Lloyd, principal at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, said: ‘This partnership will provide our young people with an opportunity to gain invaluable work placement experience that contributes to a well-rounded learning experience.

“As well as inviting our students to embark on placements in the microbiology industry, Mast has also donated state-of-the-art PCR equipment to our laboratories allowing Liverpool Life Sciences students to explore DNA construction.”

Liverpool Life Sciences University Technical College (UTC) offers a new concept in education.

It gives 14-19 year olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, full time, professionally-oriented programme of study specialising in either Science or Health.

Responding to growing demands from the sector for well-educated, high calibre employees and apprentices, the College combines hand and mind to integrate national curriculum requirements with technical and practical elements.

The UTC brings together the University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust and major local employers like Novartis, Redx Pharma, Actavis and Pro-Lab Diagnostics, offering students the right skills and motivational, work-related learning experience to improve their employability within the Science and Healthcare sectors.

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