Second year Level 3 students today displayed their scientific posters and leaflets to staff across the College. At university in the final year, a percentage of the dissertation for scientific students is a Poster Conference. Students attend a full day conference where they present scientific posters with accompanying leaflets. Hundreds of people attend, including academics and external guests e.g. CEOs of scientific companies.
Bronte Ashton, Biomedical Science student said:
‘I did A-Levels before coming to College. I initially wanted to do Nursing as a lot of my family are nurses, but I’m glad I decided to do this course instead. I’ve been encouraged to branch out and now have a place at Lancaster University to study BSc Psychology in September. I’m excited to combine my interest in Psychology with Science, as it can lead to so many different careers in the future. I want to go onto a Masters and maybe even a PHD!’
‘I thought I would have to pay for the course, but as I was under 19 when I started, I got the course for free. The amount of practical lab work we do, as well as essays and scientific reports, mean that I am now really well prepared for university. Even though I had done A-Levels, I had never heard of Harvard referencing before I came to College and now I use it all the time!’
‘I think studying here at College is so much better. The respect you get from tutors straight away is the best thing, for example calling them by their first name. It feels an equal relationship, you’re not patronised. As you are treated like an adult, it makes you act in a more mature way. It’s a nicer atmosphere and there is always someone to talk to if you need it’
‘I don’t think many people know exactly what job they want to do in the future, and there are many different routes to get to different careers. If I was talking to a Year 11 now, I would encourage them not to limit themselves and do things they enjoy.’
Bronte researched Malaria, Alzheimer’s and Kwashiorkor for her display, which included an introduction and conclusion and covered the spread of disease, geographical distribution and how to minimise it…
Alice Taylor, researched Malaria, Kwashiorkor and Oesteoporpsis. Her display also covered the geographical distribution, spread of each disease and how to minimise it.
‘I’ve been accepted at the University of Cumbria and will be starting Occupational Therapy in September. I’m looking forward to using the knowledge I’ve developed in College in my degree studies.’ Read Alice’s full interview here.
Sarah Spibey, Assistant Head of School, said:
‘I’m really impressed with what the students have produced today. They are professional, scientific, attractive and have a high level of content. They would not look out of place at any leading university and match the quality of what’s expected in a university dissertation’
If you’re interested in starting your future in Biomedical Science, find more information on the Kendal College Website.