Sarah Sherrington, MSc Biomedical Science, 2012-2013
I really enjoyed carrying out my final lab based project and I would recommend Aston University to others, especially the biology courses as I feel they offer a wide range of modules with relevance to current scientific research.
I believe my master’s degree and lab experience gained during my final project helped to secure the job placement I am currently undertaking and will help me secure further employment. I am currently carrying out a 10 month paid work placement as a technical assistant within the biosciences team at Aston University. The Biosciences technical team is responsible for preparing and setting up all practical classes carried out by students, as well as demonstrating and supporting learning within the classes.
While deciding what to do after my MSc course several academic members of staff offered helpful advice and provided references for me while looking for a job/ further study. I also found the Aston Futures website useful while looking for jobs.
Emmanuel Toboh, MSc Biomedical Science, 2014-2015
I also have no doubt that I will choose Aston University for my PhD studies in the near future.
I was a practicing Biomedical Scientist in Ghana prior to enrolling in this programme at Aston University.
I am very happy with my postgraduate course choice; this is because I believe in excellence, academic and research excellence for that matter, which is exactly what Aston University provides. The high quality of teaching and learning which is backed by didactic support systems from academic staff and the Learning Development Centre, make this institution an obvious choice.
Apart from that, Aston being an equal opportunities University has enabled me to realise my dream of a high quality UK education. I was awarded the Ferguson Scholarship, which is worth £12,600 tuition fees. The University’s relatively small campus size and high multicultural student community has enabled me to fully integrate quickly into both academic and extracurricular activities.
Through the programme I have been exposed to new trends in theory and practice in Biomedical Science. The programme covers modules such as Immunology, Toxicology, Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, Stem Cells, Human Diseases, Research Methods and also a research project. These are key in my acquisition of transferable skills and expertise, which are in keeping with my ambition to become a Biomedical Researcher back home.