'The work that I’m doing is really impacting people’s lives positively… We are all outcomes of the experiences that we have, and I do not know what I would be without that experience [studying] in the UK.' Satya Prakash Dash

In our film, we talked to Satya Prakash Dash, who gained a PhD (Molecular Cell Biology) from the University of East Anglia and master's degrees from Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (Technology Policy) and the University of Leicester (Molecular Genetics). Satya, who is also a Chevening Scholarship alumnus, is now the Director of Global Innovation Impact Lab at PATH India, helping to reduce health inequality around the world. 

Satya offers some advice to Krisha Shah, who is just beginning her journey studying MSc Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow. They both share a mutual desire to help people and provide aid for their society. 

Study science. Change the world.

Science and technology have the power to change lives, and the right degree has the power to change yours. If you’re dreaming of making an impact in the STEM sector, studying in the UK can help you make this happen. You will be exposed to world-class teaching methods, one-to-one mentoring and will be armed with practical knowledge of how to evolve your career in your chosen area of study.

Want to take the path of the students we featured?

Cancer Research degree at University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is rated in the UK top five and best in Scotland for cancer studies. Teaching on the MSc programme is delivered by a team of world leading cancer scientists. By understanding the science, methodology and terminology used by scientists and clinicians from different disciplines, students learn to critically evaluate a wide range of scientific data, research strategies and learn how to make a significant contribution to cancer research.

Find out more about Cancer Research degree at University of Glasgow

MSc Molecular Genetics at University of Leicester

The MSc Molecular Genetics course has been running for ten years and focuses predominantly on experimental investigation, strategy, design and analysis. Each module includes laboratory experiments, along with a variety of research projects and investigations. 

Find out more about this degree at University of Leicester

MPhil in Technology Policy, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month, masters programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy.

The programme's focus is on business-government interactions and graduates of the programme are able to anticipate technology trends; analyse and influence legislative developments; and identify business opportunities created by policy initiatives, regulation, and legislation.

Learn more about this programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Research degrees at University of East Anglia (UEA)

UEA offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research across the whole of the life sciences. Research in the School of Biological Sciences is organised into four general themes: Cells and Tissues, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Sciences and Organisms and the Environment. At UEA, postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research teams, enabling you to follow your interests to a high academic standard. 

Read more about Faculty of Science at University of East Anglia

Chevening Scholarships

Satya, the alumnus featured in our film is a Chevening scholar. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.  

Find more information on Chevening Scholarships in India

Want to learn more? See our science and technology page.