Scooping a prize for outstanding academic performance

Grace Mccaffery BMS
Grace Mccaffery
BSc Biomedical Science
Won the 2019 Ede and Ravenscroft prize
First year student Grace has already made the most of the opportunities available to her at Sheffield, exploring the areas that really interest her within biomedical science, attending Peer Assisted Study Scheme sessions in the department, and even scooping the Ede and Ravenscroft prize this academic year in recognition of her outstanding academic performance.
Grace Mccaffery BMS

I was attracted to the biomedical science course because I’d enjoyed the human aspects of A level biology and wished to learn more on these topics and their applications to medicine.

I have found the course here at Sheffield to be really enjoyable - being able to take a wide variety of modules in first year has allowed me to figure out my areas of interest going forwards into second year.

In particular, I thoroughly enjoyed my optional module this year, Stem Cells and Society - the lecture content is largely based on very recent findings, and puts into perspective how much there still is to research.


I have already learnt so many valuable skills from my time at Sheffield

Grace Mccaffery

BSc Biomedical Science


I found the prospect of the change from A levels to university quite daunting at first, but quickly settled into the course. The department is part of the Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS), where second year students help mentor first year students.

I attended most of these sessions - the PASS leaders are very approachable and help to reassure you, and answer any questions that you might have. I found these sessions to be so beneficial that I’m planning to become a PASS leader myself.

Having just finished first year, I am unsure what career I will choose in the future - I plan to take full advantage of the many opportunities available here (such as the SURE scheme for lab experience) to help me figure this out!

I have already learnt so many valuable skills from my time at Sheffield, including time management and organisation. Furthermore, as a result of continuous hard work throughout the year, I managed to achieve exam results I was really pleased with - I won the Ede and Ravenscroft award for my results.


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