Muhammad Javed

Studying Biomedical Science (Biochemistry) at Brunel University has been an exciting and useful experience for me over the last four years. During my time here, the lecturers have been helpful, and are always able to answer any questions, especially at exam times. They would sometimes go out of their way to help, for example during my final year project my supervisor made time to look over my project over the holiday period and made suggestions about how to improve it.

I was given the opportunity to undertake a placement year during my third year of university, which was one of the most useful experiences. I worked for a year at Mars Chocolate UK as a student food scientist. Although not directly related to my degree, food science was an area I had been interested in for a long time and studying science at Brunel gave me the opportunity to work in such an industry. I learnt a lot from my placement year, such as the technical details of food process. As well as that, I developed as a person. Whilst on placement I was visited by a placement supervisor from Brunel who supported me throughout the year whilst away from the university. This placement definitely helped me as I had matured during the year, which prepared me for my final year at university.

Since graduating, I have found employment in the food science industry as a consequence of my placement year. The placement and careers centre at Brunel advertised the placement and were very helpful with interview preparation. I would definitely say it was worthwhile studying at Brunel as I have developed a lot on both a personal, and an academic level. 

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