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    Hi,


    Currently first year doing Biological sciences, hoping for a 2:1 or 1st.


    My main question is how much of an advantage over other candidates relevant research based work experience in a lab would give me?


    Other than that what other extra curricular activities would be best to improve my chances of getting into a top university? (e.g. Imperial/ UCL/ oxbridge.


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    I would suggest try and get onto work placements and look for them over the summer. If you don't mind me asking, did you apply for an Immunology degree in the first place? I get a feeling, you may be better off with doing the immunology degree rather than the biology if you want to specialise.
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    (Original post by NeuroJanine)
    I would suggest try and get onto work placements and look for them over the summer. If you don't mind me asking, did you apply for an Immunology degree in the first place? I get a feeling, you may be better off with doing the immunology degree rather than the biology if you want to specialise.

    I really had no idea what I wanted to do and therefore wanted keep my options open and to get a broad base of knowledge. Which, to be fair I think my degree so far has done.
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    Bump, anyone else?
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    Definitely get some relevant research experience because it will give you an edge over other candidates and show commitment to the field. Extra curriculars mean nothing really on a postgrad application.
 
 
 
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