"I chose to study BSc (Hons) Biology at USW as it allowed me to have a good overall understanding of the different fields of Biology as well as allowing me to specialise in my chosen field.
The pandemic was definitely a challenge towards the end of my degree as it impacted slightly on my exams and dissertation. However, I managed to overcome this with the constant support of lecturers and course leaders throughout the latter half of my final year.
The university felt like more of a community and all of the lecturers were really lovely, supportive and down to earth. I also really appreciated the amount of laboratory training we received throughout the course and the constant support provided by the lecturers who were clearly very passionate about their field.
If I could offer any advice to future students, I would say to talk to the lecturers and find out their passions- it can be really helpful in helping you discover your own! If you’re as lucky as I was, you’ll find a lecturer who shares the same passion as you and you can talk their ears off about it!
Overall, this course has definitely helped me to become more confident and capable within a laboratory environment as well as nourish my passion and interest in infectious disease. I’m currently doing an MSc in Medical Microbiology at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and aim to start a PhD in infectious disease later on this year."