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Hi i would like to know pros/cons of Southampton vs Sheffield in Biochemistry in regards to research labs , student satisfaction efc.
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Hi i would like to know pros/cons of Southampton vs Sheffield in Biochemistry in regards to research labs , student satisfaction efc.
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Hi there @Tb769 ,

University of Sheffield Alumni here (I'm a Sheffield graduate from this year) It's great to hear you're interested in studying Biochemistry at Sheffield. I thought it may be useful for me to give you some information about the research labs and student satisfaction.

Biosciences buildings location on campus: Biosciences students are based across Firth Court, the Alfred Denny, Florey and Addison buildings. The Biosciences buildings are at the heart of the University campus, adjacent to the Students' Union and just a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Laboratories, specialist equipment and other Biosciences facilities: Our students have access to world-class laboratory and computing resources for biological research and are trained in specialist teaching laboratories, supported by teaching assistants and our technician team. Biosciences at Sheffield is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including super resolution light, cryo-electron and atomic force microscopy, NMR and X-ray facilities, a Biological Mass Spectrometry facility and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, which provides molecular genetics facilities and training to the UK science community.

We also have controlled environment facilities that can simulate any past, present and future climate, leading equipment for DNA analysis, and facilities for cell culture used in studying immunology, medically important microbes and biotechnology on campus. There are links to find out more about each individual facility here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bioscien...rch/facilities.

Student satisfaction for Biosciences: Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Sheffield have 94% satisfaction for teaching. The Department is in the Top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences (according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

I hope this helped! If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

- Danielle
Sheffield graduate
BA English and History
MA Historical Research
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Hi there @Tb769 ,

University of Sheffield Alumni here (I'm a Sheffield graduate from this year) It's great to hear you're interested in studying Biochemistry at Sheffield. I thought it may be useful for me to give you some information about the research labs and student satisfaction.

Biosciences buildings location on campus: Biosciences students are based across Firth Court, the Alfred Denny, Florey and Addison buildings. The Biosciences buildings are at the heart of the University campus, adjacent to the Students' Union and just a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Laboratories, specialist equipment and other Biosciences facilities: Our students have access to world-class laboratory and computing resources for biological research and are trained in specialist teaching laboratories, supported by teaching assistants and our technician team. Biosciences at Sheffield is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including super resolution light, cryo-electron and atomic force microscopy, NMR and X-ray facilities, a Biological Mass Spectrometry facility and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, which provides molecular genetics facilities and training to the UK science community.

We also have controlled environment facilities that can simulate any past, present and future climate, leading equipment for DNA analysis, and facilities for cell culture used in studying immunology, medically important microbes and biotechnology on campus. There are links to find out more about each individual facility here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bioscien...rch/facilities.

Student satisfaction for Biosciences: Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Sheffield have 94% satisfaction for teaching. The Department is in the Top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences (according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

I hope this helped! If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

- Danielle
Sheffield graduate
BA English and History
MA Historical Research
Hi Danielle
Many thanks for such a detailed answer. I now have no doubt about Sheffield. I also looked at virtual tour of campus, city etc. Its brilliant place with brilliant course.
Can i ask you one last question about study abroad/work placement opportunities for BioChem students?
Many thanks
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Hi Danielle
Many thanks for such a detailed answer. I now have no doubt about Sheffield. I also looked at virtual tour of campus, city etc. Its brilliant place with brilliant course.
Can i ask you one last question about study abroad/work placement opportunities for BioChem students?
Many thanks
Hi @Tb769! I'm Danielle's colleague Ellie, and I'm a recent graduate from The University of Sheffield (I studied Chemical Engineering).

Study abroad - See here for our list of partner destinations. You can choose to undertake a Year in Industry and take this year abroad too, which is a great way to combine an industrial placement with a year abroad!
You can also undertake a Summer School programme which allows students to apply to spend from 1-8 weeks at one of our overseas partner institutions' summer schools. A range of destinations is on offer each year, including Europe, Asia and North America.

Work placement opportunities - you can undertake Biochemistry with a Year in Industry (check out the course here). It is easy to switch onto or off this course once you're enrolled at Sheffield. These work placements (as well as being paid!) make you really employable for when you graduate, give you lots of transferable skills, and often act as a year-long interview so you could be offered a graduate job at the company for when you leave uni. Previous students have found placements at global pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Unilever.

However, your placement doesn't have to be in the lab, for example, you could pursue a role in market research, communications or business development within or outside of the bioscience industry. You can also undertake Summer Industrial Placements (usually lasting around 3 months), summer research placements (through the SURE Scheme), and if you're on the MBiolSci course, you will undertake an extensive research project in your 4th year which will set you up well for a career in research or industry.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions
- Ellie
MEng Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology
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