Thursday, 1 May 2014

Exams

As you may already be aware, our exams started on Monday the 28th of April! I honestly cannot believe how quickly this academic year has gone by. These are my final year 3 exams, it feels quite strange writing that as these could quite possibly be the last exams I ever have to take.

Revision has been quite rushed. Once the final year project had been submitted we had to submit our posters and then it was possible to concentrate solely on exam revision. 

The 3rd year Biomedical Science students have 3 exams; Advanced and Clinical Immunology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion and Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology. The exams will also take place in that order as well. Our first exam was on the 28th of April and the last on the 13th of May. After which we have our poster presentation on the 23rd of May.

Those of you who are in your second year, you should come down and check our posters out on the 23rd, it might help give you an idea of what you might like to do. I have spoken to quite a few second year Biomedical Science students and I am glad to hear that you have been advised to already start thinking about your final year projects and some have even started talking to supervisors. That is excellent as the sooner you get to grips with what you are doing the better.

Each supervisor has a different way of guiding his/her students. Some supervisors want you to give them ideas/input while others have topics already lined up. Talk to them and clarify how they expect you to go about doing your project. If it helps, spend the summer reading books about ‘final year projects’ our library has quite a selection. It would also be a good idea to read books on how to read research papers. This is because you will be reading a lot of primary papers and you can’t afford to waste time, because your final year will fly by, trust me, I blinked in September 2013 and bam it’s April 2014.  

As for my fellow 3rd years. Good Luck! I hope we all get the grades we want! 

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