I really like the idea of a year in industry as it will be a break from ordinary university life and a chance to further your learning, as well as earn money.
Why did you choose your course?
I chose Chemistry because it qualifies you for many jobs by boosting your key skills as well as giving you an in-depth knowledge of Chemistry. Also because there is a lot of flexibility with Chemistry, for example there are many different modules you can choose aside from the core course. Finally, because I really like the idea of a year in industry as it will be a break from ordinary university life and a chance to further your learning, as well as earn money.
What A Levels did you study?
Maths, Chemistry and Biology
Why did you choose The University of Manchester?
On the Open Day I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the department, it’s light and welcoming. I also chose to study at Manchester because of the style in which the course is taught; there are a lot of contact hours and extra help is easily available, for example through PASS schemes and tutors.
What is the best thing about The University of Manchester?
I think it’s the community at Manchester; the Chemistry course is very sociable as you meet many different groups of people, for example in tutorials or in your lab bay. Furthermore, there is a huge students union which gives you a chance to get involved in extracurricular activities.
Are you involved in any clubs or societies, and if so what are they?
I am a part of the Chemistry society. I hope to join Chemistry netball and the surf club next year.
What is student life in Manchester like?
Great fun and fast paced. There are lots of things to see in Manchester and something is always happening in Fallowfield.
Are you preparing to spend, or have you already spent a year in industry or a year abroad?
I am planning to spend a year in industry in my 3rd year. There have been lectures helping us with how to better our CV this summer and therefore have a better chance at getting a placement. Also the Careers Office send emails of opportunities available and provide additional support and guidance for placements you have received.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to The University of Manchester?
Come and visit! Chat to current students so you can get a feel for the University.