I chose Brunel because it was the only university in London that offered a course where Biomedical Science and Forensic Science were combined – two different areas that were of interest to me. The Biosciences department felt welcoming right from the start. The lecturers and other staff were always very friendly and approachable. There were also ample opportunities for keen students to volunteer to work with lecturers on their research projects and get a flavour of working in the lab.
The content of the course was very diverse. Throughout the three years, we covered many different aspects. From second year we were able to choose the modules that interested us which made the course more personal and enjoyable.
I was offered a chance to do a great placement in Italy and for two months during the summer I worked in a Neuroscience lab where I worked directly with experimental animals and studied processes in vivo. Studying is complemented with a wide range of social activities. I attended yoga and pilates and even attempted Zumba. I have also been a part of the LINKS society which promotes First Aid awareness.