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Hi, I am currently studying my A levels but i want to start volunteering and getting experience in the topic i want to study. Before i wanted to become a pharmacist so i volunteered at the local chemist. I am still gaining experience from there however now i want to go into biomedical sciences. This has confused me a little because i'm not sure what i need to get experience in. I want to do work experience and volunteering so my ucas application looks good and stands out.
Please can you give me ideas on what i could do,
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(Original post by Mindfudge)
Hi, I am currently studying my A levels but i want to start volunteering and getting experience in the topic i want to study. Before i wanted to become a pharmacist so i volunteered at the local chemist. I am still gaining experience from there however now i want to go into biomedical sciences. This has confused me a little because i'm not sure what i need to get experience in. I want to do work experience and volunteering so my ucas application looks good and stands out.
Please can you give me ideas on what i could do,
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You could try and get experience in an NHS laboratory. Contact your local hospital, ask for pathology, then ask for someone you can speak to regarding work experience, if they are pushed for time ask for the email address of the appropriate person.

You don't really need work experience to get a place on a course, but it'll be worthwhile for many other reasons.

You could also look for experience in the commercial sector, try and identify some scientific companies in your area that involve biochem or microbiology. It's very difficult to get experience in the commercial sector though due to health and safety and the short length of time you will be there. Your best bet is the NHS as there are schemes in place for work experience.

I just finished my degree in biomedical sciences and start my job as a biomedical scientist next week so I'm quite familiar with the whole process! Any more questions please feel free to PM me.
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i'm starting biomedical science this september and the only work experience i mentioned in my personal statement was the one i did in the army and 2 weeks in a primary school.

i don't think it matters where you do work experience just mention the skills you obtained from that work experience
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You could try and get experience in an NHS laboratory. Contact your local hospital, ask for pathology, then ask for someone you can speak to regarding work experience, if they are pushed for time ask for the email address of the appropriate person.

You don't really need work experience to get a place on a course, but it'll be worthwhile for many other reasons.

You could also look for experience in the commercial sector, try and identify some scientific companies in your area that involve biochem or microbiology. It's very difficult to get experience in the commercial sector though due to health and safety and the short length of time you will be there. Your best bet is the NHS as there are schemes in place for work experience.

I just finished my degree in biomedical sciences and start my job as a biomedical scientist next week so I'm quite familiar with the whole process! Any more questions please feel free to PM me.
Hey! What did your personal statement look like? And it’s volunteering really essential to study biomed?
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