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I’ve also undertaken a work placement that Edge Hill arranged for me which really gave me an insight into life after graduation.

“I’ve always been interested in biology as I find it rewarding knowing about health, the environment and the human body. I decided to study a degree in the subject because I wanted to develop my knowledge and skills in this area, choosing Edge Hill University because I was attracted to the practical nature of the programme.

During the course I have taken part in a variety of initiatives, including work relating to the effects of alcohol on the body and a number of fieldwork opportunities. These have been really valuable because I find it much easier to learn when involved in the hands-on elements of the programme, so this has definitely helped to develop my understanding of the topics.

I’ve also undertaken a work placement that Edge Hill arranged for me which really gave me an insight into life after graduation. It gave me a taste of a real working environment and taught me a lot about good laboratory practice, which will be of benefit when it comes to applying for jobs.

Throughout the course I’ve really enjoyed working closely with my fellow students and tutors to gain important knowledge and produce great work. The tutors are always willing to help you and give you the guidance you need, while the lab technicians are always happy to provide any materials or advice you require.

It’s this supportive attitude that contributes to the friendly atmosphere that exists throughout Edge Hill. The Biology Department is constantly evolving and the students are amazing, so I’m sure I will keep in touch with many of the fantastic people that I’ve met on this course.

As I approach graduation I now plan to do some travelling and see some different things. After that, my aim is to move into research and hopefully make some contributions to the scientific world in the future.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Biology