"As a part-time student one of the best things about my course at Surrey is the flexibility it offers. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to choose my modules each year and work at my own pace."
I decided to study for my masters because I wanted to combine my interests in engineering and medicine. Surrey’s MSc Biomedical Engineering seemed the perfect combination, with a wide range of modules, and the chance to learn computer-assisted design and basic coding that I could apply in the engineering field.
I am studying for my masters part-time while doing care work in Paediatric Intensive Care Units at hospitals including Great Ormond Street and St Thomas’s the Evelina.
Since graduating from a joint honours degree in biology and psychology, I have worked in pharmaceuticals and healthcare while, in parallel, training as a private pilot. I also have worked as an intern with Boeing Defence UK and undertaken aviation work with the Air League, a non-profit aviation organisation.
As a part-time student one of the best things about my course at Surrey is the flexibility it offers. I’ve appreciated the opportunity to choose my modules each year and work at my own pace. The modules I’ve most enjoyed have been those focusing on 3D modelling implants and learning to code. I’ve also found the topics on rehabilitation and the various software and equipment available really valuable.
The facilities at Surrey are top class: the labs are spacious and well-equipped, and there is plenty of computer lab and library space available, as well as private study rooms. The staff are incredibly understanding, dedicated to their work and passionate about their field.
Outside of my course I’ve enjoyed using the facilities at Surrey Sports Park – particularly the rock climbing wall and gym – and also being able to rent the University’s various piano and music rooms. The campus is beautiful with its lake and fascinating sculptures, and Guildford town is a nice place to spend time. Most of all, though, the people I’ve met here will definitely be friends for life.
I’m passionate about biomedical engineering because it gives individuals with disabilities a chance to improve their quality of life – from prosthetics to retinal implants. Studying for my masters in biomedical engineering has given me the chance to bridge the gaps between my medical and engineering knowledge as well as building my confidence and skills. After completing the course I will be undertaking a PhD in Bioastronautics/MEMP (Medical Engineering Medical Physics) at Harvard-MIT.