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Before beginning my course, I knew I wanted to complete a biomedical science degree and progress into scientific research. After completing my degree course at Lincoln university, I decided to become a biomedical scientist.

I chose to study at CWA as I was able to complete other qualifications alongside my vocational course; I also studied A-level Maths as well as a top-up module from Access to Medicine.

Studying at CWA helped me realise my full potential. It made me reach for goals higher than I ever thought I was capable of. It solidified my love for science, something that I will always have with me. This has opened many doors for me and given me a breadth of skills I can use in any setting. Learning practical lab skills at CWA helped me greatly in my degree. Microbiology was my favourite module. This then inspired me to undertake a career in the field.

After completing my course at CWA, I then furthered my education and went onto Higher Education studies, studying a biomedical science degree as well as a microbiology master’s degree at Lincoln university.

I would not have been able to progress to university without the help of CWA. It helped me gain confidence, perform a presentation, reference my work correctly, work within in a group as well as carry out individual research. These skills were used frequently during my time at university.

After completing my master’s degree, I went to work for the NHS as a Microbiology Biomedical Scientist. I am also working towards my registration with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). We conduct investigations to support the diagnosis and treatments of infections and disease on hospitalised, outpatients and GP patients.

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