For everyone, results day is one of the most daunting days of the year. Having found out I had not meet the grades for my firm (or insurance!), I felt the pressure to find a university course quickly. I was completely lost on what to do when I thought of Biomedical Science. I had never looked into this before so this was very much an impulse decision but definitely the right one.
Everyday life as a Biomed student has been fantastic. There is a mix of lectures everyday so you will always have a subject you’re interested in. My personal favourites are Human Anatomy and Genetics. These lectures have helped us look at the body and how it works in greater detail. Each week, there are two lab sessions which let us get hands on with content we are learning! Being in a big lab may seem a bit scary at first but you will soon love these sessions. The timetable this year gave us a day off in the middle of the week. This day has been so helpful in allowing me to stay caught up with all my work and not feel overwhelmed. It also gives you the time to explore the new city you’ve moved to and see all the Cardiff has to offer! Throughout the whole year, the staff have been extremely supportive. Whether you just need help with an upcoming assignment or there is a bigger issue, the Biomedical Science staff with always have their doors open for you.
Cardiff Met has allowed me to open my eyes to so many new possibilities. Before I was limited on a career path but now I have so many options. This year we have been provided with weekly talks from past students. They have told us how they are using their degree in real life; these have been so helpful and interesting to help show what we can achieve!
Moving to university can seem like a massive jump but it is no where near as frightening as you may think! Being in halls means you will make friends quickly and on your course you will find many other like minded people. The university are there to help you settle in and have the best time you can. Make sure you attend the freshers fayre and the events they put on as they are a great way to meet new people! In terms of learning, I found the transition from A levels to university absolutely perfect. We were challenged to learn more and develop new skills but always supported when needed.
I highly recommend Cardiff Met and I have had a great first year! My advice to anyone going through clearing would be to take your time and not to rush, you will find the right course for you!