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I’ve applied for biomed in Surrey, reading, rh and Westminster. I’m confused whether I should firm royal Holloway or Surrey. Rh is near my house almost 1.25h travel and Surrey is 2h so I most prbbly will have to move out but Surrey seems to be better then the other in terms of ranking(not much difference) and employability in future. Royal Holloway has a pretty campus which is near my house but is in Egham which is out of nowhere. Idek if I should move out or if I’m ready enough🥲 which one should I firm in your opinion. Does it really matter which one ranks better since they r not much far apart?
Original post by Noshin83
I’ve applied for biomed in Surrey, reading, rh and Westminster. I’m confused whether I should firm royal Holloway or Surrey. Rh is near my house almost 1.25h travel and Surrey is 2h so I most prbbly will have to move out but Surrey seems to be better then the other in terms of ranking(not much difference) and employability in future. Royal Holloway has a pretty campus which is near my house but is in Egham which is out of nowhere. Idek if I should move out or if I’m ready enough🥲 which one should I firm in your opinion. Does it really matter which one ranks better since they r not much far apart?

Ranking does not matter.
It is up to you to take advantage of any opportunities (summer placement, volunteering, involvement in societies…) to enhance your employability. As you will be competing with students with the same degree as you for jobs.
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Original post by BankaiGintoki
Ranking does not matter.
It is up to you to take advantage of any opportunities (summer placement, volunteering, involvement in societies…) to enhance your employability. As you will be competing with students with the same degree as you for jobs.

Also to mention Surrey is IBMS accredited but royal h isn't, instead it’s accredited by royal science society something so do you have any idea if they do something extra to make it accredited?
Original post by Noshin83
I’ve applied for biomed in Surrey, reading, rh and Westminster. I’m confused whether I should firm royal Holloway or Surrey. Rh is near my house almost 1.25h travel and Surrey is 2h so I most prbbly will have to move out but Surrey seems to be better then the other in terms of ranking(not much difference) and employability in future. Royal Holloway has a pretty campus which is near my house but is in Egham which is out of nowhere. Idek if I should move out or if I’m ready enough🥲 which one should I firm in your opinion. Does it really matter which one ranks better since they r not much far apart?

Hey there,

It is great to hear that you have applied to the University of Reading for BSc Biomedical Science! At Reading, our Biomedical Science course was developed in partnership with practising NHS laboratory scientists. The course has a strong practical basis where you will focus on cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques. It is also worth considering out new £60m Health and Life Sciences building is where the research and teaching labs are based as well as seminar rooms, study spaces, social areas and a cafe!

We have a very supportive learning environment at Reading, with dedicated staff members who are always willing to help. Our careers team are also a great resource here at Reading. The careers team are always willing to help with whatever you might need, such as CV writing or preparing for a job interview. As a current student at Reading, this definitely puts your mind at rest knowing support is always available whenever you may need it! More information on this can be found here.

You will also have the opportunity to carry out a year-long industrial placement between your second and final year. This is a great option to have at university as you will gain skills, experience and valuable training throughout your placement. Students in previous years have worked at Public Health England, Diamond Light Source ,Covance and more. More information on this can be found here.

It is important to weigh up all options when choosing a university. If you have any more questions about BSc Biomedical Science at Reading, student life or anything else, feel free to ask!

Best of luck!
Millie 🙂
BSc International Development
Hi @Noshin83

Congratulations on your Biomedical Science offers!

The University of Surrey’s Biomedical Science Degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). This means that the course meets the quality standards and academic requirements necessary for you achieve The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency to register as a Biomedical Scientist. So, if you’re looking to become a Biomedical Scientist in the future, Surrey’s course may be more beneficial for you.

That’s not to say that everyone who joins this degree wants to become a Biomedical Scientist! The degree opens many doors and there are plenty of other opportunities such as going into Biomedical Science Research.

I’m currently in my second year of this course and loving it so far. The teaching is good and I find my modules really interesting. If you’re ever stuck on something the lecturers are happy to help and you can get in touch with them in a variety of ways. There’s lots of support systems available here too!

In terms of the wider university itself, we’re ranked top 5 for student experience. The Student’s Union provides an abundance of different clubs and societies to choose from. The campus has large spaces of attractive greenery and wildlife, with a lake overlooking Guildford. There’s lots of places to socialise and catch up with friends. Overall, I find Surrey Uni is a diverse place that has a nice community vibe too.

There’s a variety of different bands of accommodation to suit your needs, if you were interested. More information can be found here.

In terms of career prospects, Surrey has an award-winning Careers and Employability Service. It’s completely free and they do CV checks, mock interviews, placement advice including much more. So, if you’re ever stuck and need more support, they are here to help.

If you take up a placement year (highly recommended!), it increases your job prospects further. This is because you gain more extensive knowledge, experience and skills that future employers are looking out for. You can do this placement within the UK or any of our international partner lab institutions around the world. A few examples of our partners include University of Sydney (Australia), Okayama University (Japan) and Harvard Medical School, Harvard University (USA).

Ultimately, choosing the university course that most interests you and aligns with your future goals is probably the wisest choice. So, wishing you the best of luck!

Kind Regards,
Britina
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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