Lower Sixth chemistry students discuss university life with undergraduates

Lower Sixth chemistry students discuss university life with undergraduates

Miss Jamie Gallagher, Head of Chemistry

On Monday 29 June three of my former students, now undergraduates, joined our Lower Sixth chemistry students for a video conference to discuss life at university.

Ingrid, who is currently in her third year at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), gave students an insight into the application process, writing her personal statement and her different medical interviews at the University of Cambridge, University College London and BSMS. Veronica, a third year student at the University of Bristol, and also studying Medicine, described the clinical academy system and her thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of city versus campus universities.  They also discussed intercalation years, which both will be taking next year at Queen Mary’s and Imperial College London, respectively. This will give them chance to broaden their medical horizons at a different university and potentially find where their particular passions lie. Ingrid will be studying haematology and Veronica global medicine.

Henrietta, who is in her second year at the University of Bath studying chemistry, spoke about her gap year, the structure of her course and the employment opportunities provided by her university. She will spend her third year studying in Berlin to widen her cultural awareness and life experience.

Our Lower Sixth students had dozens of questions for the undergraduates and gained some great insights. We hope to invite them back in the autumn term to help run mock interviews.