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Kate Mulholland

BSc Biomedical Science graduate Kate Mulholland believes her placement year gave her the edge that allowed her to secure a career in pathology.

This is a fantastic university, the modules included are very relevant to working in a pathology laboratory. 

I think that every student should go on a placement year, or have placements integrated in the course as it gives a real life aspect of what the job entails and whether it’s a career that the student really wants to pursue. 

My placement year was very useful as it showed how much responsibility is involved with the work BM Scientists do and how that responsibility changes the higher up the scale they go.

It also gave me an edge when I was applying for jobs as I have had work experience, something that sets you apart from other graduates. Proof of this is that I have already got a job before I’ve even taken my exams, never mind graduated!”

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