I developed my critical analysis skills and have become a confident public speaker
What made you want to study your course?
I chose to study biomedical science as I wanted to understand more about the human body, and future approaches in medicine such as stem cell therapy. I also wanted to have the opportunity to complete laboratory research projects.
What made you decide to study at the University of Sheffield?
I decided to study at the University of Sheffield due to the university’s great reputation in biomedical research, and the opportunities the department granted students, such as human body dissection and working in world-class research laboratories. The campus and student union were also great, and it seemed like there was a lot of support for students.
What have you enjoyed most about your course so far?
I most enjoyed my fourth year research project, where I got to work full time in a laboratory alongside a great team of researchers. I learnt a variety of complex and relevant techniques, and was able to contribute to the field of research. It was a great insight into a career in research, and was very interesting throughout.
What skills have you developed during your course?
During my course, I have significantly improved in my critical analysis skills due to the wide variety of papers analysed throughout various modules. I have also become a much more confident public speaker following lots of opportunities to present to staff and students, particularly in my fourth year. As well as this, I have developed more niche skills such as laboratory techniques, including in-situ hybridisation, CRISPR-cas9 mutagenesis and PCR.
What would you say to a student thinking about studying your course at Sheffield?
I would recommend studying Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. The opportunities granted are second to none, and the course attracts a lot of students meaning it is also very sociable and a great place to make new friends. If you are considering a career in research, it is a great university to gain some experience and be guided by excellent researchers.
What are you planning to do after your degree?
I am beginning the government Fast Stream programme in 2022 as a statistician.
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