• Question: what did you do in university? did you enjoy it?

    Asked by watermelon123 on 12 Jun 2019.
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      Rebecca Moon answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      I went to University of Southampton. I had a great time there as it is a really friendly and supportive university. It also didn’t have a particularly competitive feel, which some other medical schools do. Its in a nice part of the country too, 20 years later I still haven’t left the area!

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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      I studies Biology and Mathematics at the University of Bristol and loved it. The degree was obviously very difficult but I learnt a great deal, I was able to broaden my horizons with extra-curricular activities such as sport, photography and learning how to cook. I met so many people, many of which have become my good friends, which is what I value most with getting my degree.

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      Ettie Unwin answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      I studied mechanical engineering at the University of Southampton and loved it. The course was very interesting, challenging and was at the cutting edge of lots of different areas of science. I then went to do a PhD at Cambridge in the engineering department again. It was very different – a lot more formal and intense – but I loved it too. I made great friends in both who I’m still in touch with, which was the best part.

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      Marianne King answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I did Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, and then a masters in Translational Neuroscience at the same uni. I enjoyed both a lot, but found Biomedical Science in particular very hard! Sheffield is a wonderful city though, and I met some of my best friends during my time there.

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      David Wilson answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I did Developmental Biology, I found it quite hard and it took me a long time to learn what was the best way for me to study.
      I did plenty of other things during my time at University, i played a lot of rugby and made some great music with bands in the city.

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I did Biomedical Science at Leicester. It was hard, but definitely enjoyable. The other thing i did was work on the university radio station, so much fun!!

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I did medicine at University College London – really enjoyed it and loved living in London as a student! Now I study my PhD at Oxford University and love it too! It feels like I’m in Hogwarts sometimes – quite magical!

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      Undergraduate degree in Physiology (Edinburgh) – 4 years
      Undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge) – 5 years
      PhD in Neuroscience then specialty training in Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery (Edinburgh) – 6 years
      So that makes 15 years – ouch!
      Loved every second of it though so I have no regrets!

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      Kate Timms answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      I did biomedical sciences at uni. I really enjoyed it because it was broad enough that I got to study everything from evolution to how the cardiovascular disease works to how proteins and made and modified in the cell. It gave me a really good grounding in biology which has definitely helped me in my job.

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