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Biochemistry BSc(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Name: Natasha Oyibo
Age: 19
Course: Biochemistry BSc(Hons)
Level: Year 2
Route to University: International student with A-levels
Accommodation: Halls of residence

"I am from Nigeria and decided to come to the UK to study because I believe it offers the best education anyone can get.  Everything is fair and square in the universities here, and it's generally a good experience to go to a different country and learn new things.

"Studying to become a biochemist is an interesting and challenging experience.  I have been interested in research and development since high school – now I get to discover new things, make drugs, household products and much more.

"I heard about Kingston University's reputation when I came to this country. The teaching standards are very good, it has all the latest facilities needed for my course and there are lots of extra curricular activities and societies you can join. The town looked welcoming and I like the way the students interact with each other – it's like a home away from home.

"On the course I have enjoyed the practical sessions, because you get to use all this high-tech equipment and analyse samples.  Some of the classes are very interesting; we are taught so many different things that happen in the human body that we never knew about, you get to know yourself and things around you more. The lecturers are very good at their work; they are clear and easy to understand.

"I think one of the best things about this degree is that I come to classes to study a biology or chemistry-related topic and leave the class every time knowing I have added something extra to my knowledge."

 

Vithiya Balakrishnan

Name: Vithiya Balakrishnan
Age: 23
Course: Medical Biochemistry BSc(Hons) four year sandwich course
Level: Year 4
Route to University: International student with A-levels
Accommodation: Lives with family friends

"I come from Sri Lanka and decided to do a degree in the UK because I think the education is very good here.

"I chose this course because I did biology for my A-levels and wanted to continue my studies in this area but didn't want to only do biology.  I enjoy chemistry so I thought a combination of the two subjects would be good.

"I like the structure of the course and the modules and experiments we do. Although the course is Medical Biochemistry, we look at other aspects of biology and do biomedical-related modules, so it's interesting to see how everything fits together.  

"The teaching is good. The lecturers are really helpful – they give valuable feedback on my performance and they can be contacted when you need them. You don't need to get help from outside because the lecturers will give you all the help you need. 

"My one-year placement was really good. I worked for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in the bio-analysis department. I think the whole experience has really helped my degree. It has improved my lab skills, my confidence and my communication and writing skills. I was even able to do my final year project while I was on my placement.

"My long-term ambition is to get a lab-based job in a pharmaceutical company so I think the placement, combined with what I have learnt on the course, will really help me achieve this."

 

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