Undergraduate profile: Lynden
What appealed to you about the course when you applied?
I have always been interested in the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of things, so I was always going to take a science degree. In college, I took Biology and Chemistry A-levels and couldn’t decide which I preferred – so effectively combining the two seemed perfect. Bristol also has a great reputation amongst employers, and I knew I wanted to do a year in industry.
What are the best things about the course now?
The way you build up knowledge throughout the course is brilliant – the important concepts are taught early on, so when slightly more complex material is delivered in second and third year, you can apply previously gained knowledge to new questions. The course modules are very well structured and can be easily broken down into manageable chunks when it comes to revision time.
How do you think your degree will support your future career plans?
My degree will support my plans whichever path I choose, and the transferrable analytical and problem-solving skills will help in any number of careers. The year in industry also opened my eyes to a whole other sector which I may look to revisit in the future. The fact I gained experience working in industry will help with my job applications come graduation.
What would you say to somebody who is considering Biochemistry at the University of Bristol?
Do it! Of course, think it through first, but ultimately Bristol is a fantastic city, the Uni is brilliant and the course is interesting and rewarding. Oh – and try to do a year in industry if possible!