Issue date: 12 August 2013
Biomedical Science student Emily Carney, who came to UWE Bristol through Clearing, says she felt as if she fitted in from the beginning.
She chose to study for her BSc Honours degree following a Clearing Open Day at UWE and says, “I came through Clearing and I found the advisors on the phone really good on results day. On the Clearing Open Day the course leaders were really enthusiastic and passionate about the subject.
“The thing that really made me want to come was that the Uni had a really great atmosphere and buzz. It just felt like I fitted in before I even started.”
Describing her course, which focuses on the biology of disease, and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Emily continues,
“I find my course great as it has a lot of variation in what I do. I have labs, practicals and tutorials, so no two weeks are the same. The labs are really well equipped and the staff are really great at teaching and passionate about their subjects.”
She finds that course tutors have been helpful and supportive, “If you have a problem and get behind they're really good at getting back to you and helping you get back on track.”
Alongside her studies, Emily has become involved in UWE's Student Ambassador Scheme. She says this has been great fun and also excellent for building team working skills.
After Uni she is planning to go into pharmaceuticals, hopefully working in clinical research.
Talking about her greatest achievement at Uni, she says, “I've done well in my subject, but I think my main achievement is that I've learnt and matured so much.”