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Graduation 2014 marks years of hard work for Biological Sciences students

Published: 14 August 2014
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Students from all the disciplines in Biological Sciences received their degrees and celebrated in the sunshine at Graduation 2014 at the University of Southampton. They enjoyed the opportunity to relax with friends and family and chat to their tutors, reminiscing about their experiences of study.

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Several prizes were presented for achievements; Alice Power was honoured for being the best biology student of the year. She particularly enjoyed the ten day fieldwork trip to Spain that introduced the first year students to scientific concepts and helped with team building. She also secured a laboratory placement in epigenetics at the University’s Institute of Developmental Science at the end of her second year. “When you’re a student you can always get in touch with the staff if you need to talk to them, It’s not quite as friendly in other universities,” she says. Alice is now considering staying on in education for postgraduate research.

A number of Biomedical Sciences graduates will go on to study medicine. One of them, Lucy James, says “The subjects I have taken at Southampton and the organisational skills I have developed over the last three years will help me in my medical degree in the autumn. I have also enjoyed my time here very much.;

Pharmacology graduate Matt Sargeant says his experience during his degree with his laboratory project on Alzheimer’s Disease and a literature project on autism has encouraged him to think seriously about a career in research. He now has ambitions for a career in academia after being inspired by his tutors at Southampton.

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