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Biomedical science russel group university

Hi guys i need your help

do you think it’s best to go to a russel group university if studying biomedical science? or just a normal one
Reply 1
Russell Group is just a marketing term used by some Unis to make themselves look 'special'.

It is actually totally meaningless. It certainly doesnt mean 'better' degree - however you think you can measure this - nor does it guarantee you a happier life or more successful career.

Look at courses, think about entry requirements, think about the sort of Uni where you will feel comfortable - size, campus/non-campus, big city/smaller place, area of the country etc.

Go to Open Days. Look around. Listen carefully to the subject presentations and the detail about course structure/content. Find out if the course includes any sort of work experience or study abroad, or any other pluses that add extra weight to your graduate CV. And where are their graduates now working - what sort of companies, what sort of roles.

Be wary about marketing nonsense, 'branding' and all forms of League Tables or other nebulous stuff..
Think instead about the University environment where you will feel happiest.
Reply 2
Original post by McGinger
Russell Group is just a marketing term used by some Unis to make themselves look 'special'.
It is actually totally meaningless. It certainly doesnt mean 'better' degree - however you think you can measure this - nor does it guarantee you a happier life or more successful career.
Look at courses, think about entry requirements, think about the sort of Uni where you will feel comfortable - size, campus/non-campus, big city/smaller place, area of the country etc.
Go to Open Days. Look around. Listen carefully to the subject presentations and the detail about course structure/content. Find out if the course includes any sort of work experience or study abroad, or any other pluses that add extra weight to your graduate CV. And where are their graduates now working - what sort of companies, what sort of roles.
Be wary about marketing nonsense, 'branding' and all forms of League Tables or other nebulous stuff..
Think instead about the University environment where you will feel happiest.


this made me feel so much better, thank you
Reply 3
It depends on your plan for after graduation

If you're planning to go into biomedical research then an RG uni would be useful as that's what the Russell group is - a group of research-heavy universities.

If you want to work in a hospital pathology lab as a Biomedical Scientist, then it's best to pick a course that is IBMS-accredited so that you can actually register with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist. A lot of unis will say their course is accredited but when you look closer, it's accredited by the Royal Society of Biology or something like that which is totally meaningless, it needs to be accredited by the IBMS.
You'll find that "Russell Group" and "IBMS accreditation" tend not to go hand-in hand due to the nature of the research-heavy courses not meeting all of the IBMS standards but there may be some that do.

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