I was able to complete my final year project in the area of science communication
What made you decide to study your course in Sheffield?
My decision to study at the University of Sheffield was largely influenced by its excellent reputation as a student-friendly city, as well as a Students' Union that offers a wide range of activities and events. Throughout my time at Sheffield, this allowed me to meet a wide range of people and experience completely new activities such as skydiving and hitchhiking for charity. I chose to study Biochemistry and Microbiology at Sheffield because the course is very research-orientated and offers a wide range of optional modules, especially in second and third year.
What have you enjoyed most about the course?
My favourite aspect of my course was the opportunity to be assessed in different ways throughout the degree. Assessment methods included presentations on cancer therapies, a literature review on waste management management, and several lab projects.
What transferable skills have you developed during your course?
Through my undergraduate projects I have developed a wide range of transferable skills including critical analysis, independent research and team work. My degree has encouraged me to approach assignments methodically, and with confidence, which allowed me to thrive in my third-year project.
What are you doing for your third-year project?
With Dr Janet Cronshaw as my supervisor, I completed my third-year Science Communication project on the ongoing Environmental Crisis. My project focused on the environmental effects of Fast Fashion, which is a personal interest of mine. I conducted research on how to convey its impacts, its consequences from both a political and ethical standpoint, and how microbiology may be utilised to mitigate its current impact.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I have been offered a place at Utrecht University in the Netherlands to study a masters in Sustainable Business and Innovation, where I am confident that I will be able to apply my research and analytical skills to implement innovations across various business sectors to help drive our world towards a more sustainable future. This is undoubtedly thanks to the high level of study and teaching I received while studying Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Sheffield.
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