My interest in science first began as a child watching science fiction television programmes and I was thrilled when I got older to discover that molecules and biochemistry really existed.
I became fascinated with how life works at a molecular level and that something as tiny as a water molecule can make such an impact on our daily lives. I feel that the study of Biochemistry is the key to understanding everything about our life process and how we can ensure the survival of the human race.
At school I worked hard to acquire the skill set I would need to study Biochemistry at university by taking Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. I also spent many hours studying around these subjects outside of lessons to equip myself with as much knowledge as I could.
In particular I find genetics highly interesting and with this in mind I completed a work experience placement in a hospital laboratory where I was able to observe the staff, take part in data collection, and get hands-on experience with laboratory equipment.
When I am not studying I enjoy travelling, dining out, and I am still very interested in science fiction films and television programmes. I also participate in several local sports teams including football, rugby, and cricket.
I find an active lifestyle outside of the classroom helps me to balance my studies and allows me to work more thoroughly when I am in the classroom.
After completing my work experience at the hospital I began working part time in my local Boots store pharmacy department to further my knowledge of diseases, medicines, and treatments.
This role also taught me about teamwork and encouraged me to gain a sense of responsibility and maturity that I feel will help me through my university career.
I look forward to gaining a more in depth understand of Biochemistry during my time with your university and having my analytical and research skills stretched. The new challenges I will face will give me the skill set I need to be successful in my future career as a Biochemist.