Learning invaluable skills on my placement year
My placement year was based in Stevenage at one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world - GSK.
During my year I worked as a Process Chemist where I was concerned with the optimisation of a three-step synthesis of a tris-nitrile amide towards a pharmaceutical target.
During this time I learnt many skills that have proven invaluable upon returning to my masters year. A few of those being time management, public speaking, presentation skills, problem solving and teamwork.
MChem Chemistry with Study in Industry
One of the most important things I have taken away from this placement is how to act in a professional manner and interact with people from different walks of life. I also gained an appreciation for the drug discovery process.
Being based at GSK was truly an enjoyable experience where I got to challenge myself daily. Stevenage is also a 20 minute train journey away from London so there is plenty to see and do whilst based at GSK.
The University was extremely helpful when it came to addressing any queries I had regarding the distance learning modules.
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