Ogechi Edeh

I chose to come to Brunel because the campus-based university was second to none in providing proximity to the lecture centre, library, other facilities and the shops. I found this university to truly be a home away from home.

My course in Biomedical Sciences was broad at the start, giving me the chance to learn and adapt to the skills I needed in order to do well. There is a weekly one-hour seminar offered by Biosciences that is open to all students and is held by researchers from within and outside of Brunel. The best thing about this course for me has been exposing my mind to the interesting research fields of lecturers. The specialist research fields here in Brunel are world-class, likewise the lecturers, who bring their own on-going research to use as examples in their teaching.

The feedback system here in Brunel is ever improving and in Biosciences, the coursework feedback I receive is very constructive, in commending what was good and also where to improve.

In my first year, I enjoyed Anatomy and Physiology the most, and Medical Microbiology in my second year. I liked the structure of Level Three because it allowed me enough time to focus on my final year project in the first term with only one other subject.

Whether it is the administrative and support staff, academic staff, or my assigned personal tutor, I can always voice any concerns whether coursework specific or exams related. There has never been a time to feel lost as we can share our ideas with a student representative as well, a job I am very familiar with. I have also made use of the Professional Development Centre (PDC) at Brunel - I have enjoyed interviews and career related workshops, and I liked that I could book appointments with the subject liaison of biosciences in PCC and ask any questions regarding placement or simple things like help with my CV.

All the clubs and societies offered in Brunel are managed by the Union of Brunel Students (UBS), which is ranked #3 in the UK, and number #1 in London. I have so enjoyed my time as a course rep, school rep and a student assembly member. I have been involved in singing as part of classes offered by the arts centre, and in societies that boost cultural experiences. With my interest to become a medical doctor, this course deepened my scientific understanding of cellular processes and the mechanisms of the human body when normal and when diseased. 

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