Ross Hill

Why did you choose Bristol for your BSc?

“Firstly, I was made aware that the University of Bristol represented excellence in science education by the teaching staff at my secondary school. Secondly, the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine offered an array of highly integrated medical science courses that provided the opportunity to spend a year in full‐time research in the form of a year in industry whilst offering a degree of flexibility to tailor the course to my interests.”

How would you sum up your experience?

“The University of Bristol offered a vibrant and exciting environment in which I was able to pursue my academic interests whilst also leading a very rewarding social life. The School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine provided a well‐structured and enjoyable course that allowed students to develop as young scientists in an interactive manner.”

What were the staff like?

“As a young undergraduate student I often needed advice regarding lecture material, laboratory work, work experience and applications for industrial placements and post‐graduate studentships. The staff within the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine provided advice on all of the above whilst also providing detailed personal references for my PhD applications. I have benefited tremendously from the advice and guidance provided by the staff.”

How did your degree influence what you are going on to next?

“As most prospective undergraduates I pursued my academic interests, however, whilst studying for a degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology my interests solidified into a definitive career path. The lectures and laboratory projects provided throughout my degree captivated my interests and consequently I secured a cancer research PhD studentship at the University of Cambridge to pursue a career as a cancer research scientist.”

What advice would you offer to students contemplating a place at Bristol?

“The University of Bristol has provided me with a solid scientific understanding in medical science, allowing me to pursue a career as a medical scientist. The university also provides a vibrant social life and offers plentiful opportunity to join societies. I would therefore advise any student with an interest in medical science to consider the courses offered by the School of Cellular and Molecule Medicine at Bristol as a highly suitable choice for undergraduate study.”

Graduate profile

Ross Hill | BSc in Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry | Currently a PhD student at the Cambridge Cancer Centre working on DNA damage repair pathways in primordial germ cells

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