I chose to take a Biomedical Sciences degree mainly due to not getting into medicine and knowing that is is a good way in, but also for my love of biology. Biomedical Sciences (especially at Newcastle University) encompasses the fundamentals of biological processes with disease. I am able to understand key mechanisms in control of our bodies, with relation to biochemical pathways, genetic disease and cell processes.
The work load for a biomedical sciences students can be big. We have a practical a week and usually a seminar in a group of around 20 students, where we are able to dig deeper into enhancing our knowledge. There are around 4 lectures a day and the content we learn is a huge step up from college. But this is one of the great things about university…the ability to enhance the skills and knowledge you started to build on in previous education. I make sure that I write up all me lecture notes after each lecture, so that I can review the topic in greater detail and at my own pace. This really helps when it comes to exams, as it means that I have concise notes which I can use to work out sections I need to revise more.
Aside from the academic side of life as a Biomed, there are lots of other opportunities. This includes joining societies, playing sports and spending time with new people who share common interests. I have made some fabulous friends at university, who I guarantee will be part of my life for many years to come.
University is meant to be one of the best times of your life…as we are all told. This is certainly proving to be true. For those hoping to embark on their journey in September, I wish you all the best. Remember to study hard, take time for yourself and most of all enjoy every second of it!!!!
Lots of love