Undergraduate profile: Jian
What appealed to you about the course when you applied?
I was attracted by the relevance of the course to clinical applications; biochemistry will enable us to find a way of curing diseases from a molecular point of view. The interdisciplinarity of the course will also provide me with good career prospects when I graduate.
What did you work on for your final year project?
My project revolved around the expression of tagged membrane proteins and involved working in a research lab within Biochemistry. I learnt a lot about key methods in bioscience research and also had the chance to use some new techniques and equipment that I hadn’t encountered in my first or second year. I learnt how to work in a research lab and developed my communication skills by working closely with my lab partners and supervisor.
How do you think your degree will support your future career plans?
My plan is to work in research and the degree has provided me with the comprehensive expertise and necessary skill set to do so. Overall, the degree prepares you for a wide range of scientific careers.
What has been your biggest achievement so far as a student in Bristol?
As an overseas student whose first language is not English, I think my biggest achievement is that I have managed to keep up with teaching, whilst also enjoying my time here! Overcoming challenges along the way has improved my problem-solving abilities, which will also help me in my future career. I have also been able to get support throughout my time in Bristol from my personal tutor, who has helped me greatly.