Undergraduate Research Student (Erasmus Traineeship)
My name is Lukas Kretzschmar, I study Psychology (B.S.c) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mayence, Germany. At the beginning of this year, I successfully completed the 5th semester and during the last six months the idea has grown to leave Mainz for a semester to complete an internship at the Brain Stimulation Laboratory here in Edinburgh.
For me as a student and hopefully as an upcoming scientist it is a great opportunity to be part of this team for many reasons. First, I am able to gain insight into a foreign Institute, working together with excellent scientists from different parts of the world. Thereby, I have the opportunity to explore modern interdisciplinary fields of research, their methods and I am provided with the unique chance to originate my own research-project. Furthermore, I can practice my English, a basic prerequisite for today’s students who pursue an academic career. Eventually becoming a Ph.D. is definitely a main goal.
All in all, I hope this will result in a more flexible thinking about generating research questions and that it will lastly inspire me to conceive new ideas concerning own research issues.