BSc Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Biology) 2016
Tell us about the award you have received. What does this award mean to you?
What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?
What will you miss the most about university?
What did you enjoy about your particular programme?
I really liked that the Biological Sciences course allowed me to effectively build my own degree – I got to choose modules that tailored to my specific interests, and ultimately finish with a specialism added to my degree title.
What advice would you give to current and future students?
In terms of your studies, I would say to never underestimate how helpful the members of staff here at Exeter can be; your tutors in particular. I’ve always found that the lecturers are more than happy to answer questions about their lectures or just their field of study in general – they’ve got so much knowledge to share!
Overall, I would say that a work-life balance is very important whilst at University (or it was for me at least!). Your studies are the priority, but if you organise your time then you should be able to fit in achieving your grades, seeing friends, playing sports and enjoying Exeter’s nightlife – without having to do any 24-hour sessions in the library!
What are your plans now that you have graduated?
After a well-earned holiday in the summer, I’ll be coming back to Exeter in September to complete a Masters by Research. My project will focus on the cell biology underlying ‘ciliopathies’, a class of severe genetic disorders. I’m hoping this will allow me to build up some more research experience before applying for jobs next year. I’d really like to go into a career where I can use my scientific knowledge and laboratory skills to help people, such as medical research.