I can now officially say that I have passed my year abroad! This means my degree title is now Medical Biochemistry with a Year Abroad Bsc (fancy right?). Providing I survive this year of course.
My degree is also now going to be accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. I gave my presentation last week and I was surprisingly quite chilled out about it. It was in quite a big lecture theatre, which I actually preferred compared to presenting to a small group. After giving a seminar in Germany to my lab, nothing really seems quite as daunting any more! I got some really good feedback for my presentation which I was really happy about. I also got my mark back for my project dissertation and I got a first class! I squealed when I read my mark and I’m over the moon; all the stress and hours in the library were definitely worth it.
To celebrate I decided upon a spontaneous Friday night trip back home to Nottingham, as it was also my Grandad’s 80th birthday. We went for a lovely meal and had some celebratory champers, then I came back to Leicester on Saturday and celebrated with drinks and a night out with my housemate a friend that was visiting. After a weekend (mainly) off doing uni work, I’m now feeling refreshed and ready to get properly stuck into my final year now that lectures have begun.
If you have any questions about the year abroad, feel free to drop me a comment 🙂
3 responses to “Year abroad passed and degree accreditation received!”
Hello , how did u find the course inthe first year? Was it interesting? Boring? I want to apply for bioscience. Were your teachers helpful?
Hi! I found the first year great as the workload wasn’t too heavy so I was still able to settle in to university life and make new friends. In the first year you do a bit of everything, so biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and physiology. This means you get a taste of what you like and what you might not like as much, which is useful for choosing modules in second and third years.
There is a personal tutor scheme at Leicester, so if you have any problems or anything you want to discuss you can see your tutor. This will be an academic member of staff within the biochemistry department. In terms of the lecturers, if you have any questions about the material covered then they are more than willing to discuss this with you.
Hope this has answered your questions, if you have any more let me know!
Thank you for that post, Danke
Bouhedli Mohamed Nassim