Rock Chen

From a young age I have always been fascinated with science; knowing how the human body worked and how it was capable of surviving in some of the harshest environments in the world has always ignited my curiosity. When it was time to choose a university for my first degree, I chose Brunel. The Biomedical Sciences sandwich course was a good choice for me - it matched what I wanted to learn, and provided an opportunity to go on a professional placement so that I could make a career in science. 

Brunel's strong sporting opportunities attracted my interest during the time of choosing a university.

During my time at Brunel, I developed a strong interest in the analytical and chemical side of biomedical sciences, which amused me because, as a student in sixth form, I was never, really interested chemistry and mathematics.

In the end all the hard work has paid off, as I was interviewed and accepted as an industrial placement student with a company called Syngenta.

My placement year with Syngenta was a key point in my life. The learning curve was huge for me - I learned how to apply my knowledge of science to real projects. My supervisor patiently helped me to develop into a young professional, and a scientist. During my placement I learned how to take care of myself better and gained many new life experiences.

When I look back at my time at Brunel, I realise how far I have come. Brunel has truly become a part of me as it has played a part in making me who I am.

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