Bjørt Kragsteen

For a long time it has been my ambition to undertake research in the genetics of disease for my future career. The Biomedical Sciences programme at Brunel was certainly the right choice as the first step towards my goal. The course provided me with a thorough knowledge about human biology, and I had the option to choose modules that focused on genetics. The lecturers and staff were always ready to help and provide support and guidance at all times. It was indeed a nourishing environment in which I could develop my interest and knowledge in biology, and has provided me with a strong backbone for future studies.

The good thing about Brunel is its location on the outskirts of London. The whole campus is in one location and it gives the campus a ‘student town’ feel, and you are at home in the surroundings. Brunel is still well connected with central London to go and explore the vibrant city.

Coming from the Faroe Islands, which is a very small place, it was a delight to be surrounded in the lively atmosphere of the University campus. There are students from all over the world and diversity is cherished. As an international student, I was slightly worried about starting the new chapter of my life in London at Brunel. The University makes a great effort to welcome and integrate international students making it easy to meet people. Already in my first week, I became close friends with people from different courses and also with international Erasmus students. All together, the environment was ideal for the beginning of a new chapter and to create a new home. When I look back, I met so many great people from all over the world and it opened my eyes in many ways - multifarious memories were added to my suitcase of life during my time at Brunel.

I am currently doing my Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine at the Charité in Berlin, Germany. After the completion of my Master’s studies, I will do a PhD, researching in genetics of disease, and teach at a university.

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