Before university I was studying for my A Levels at high school and working part-time in a pharmacy. I had friends who were current students at the University, so after speaking with them about their experiences I knew that Sunderland was where I wanted to study. The facilities are fantastic, from the labs to the dispensary. The University of Sunderland also has a great reputation, as does the Pharmacy course.
My favourite part of the course is the numerous opportunities for hands-on training, which prepares you for practice. This includes patient contact sessions which allow you to practice and develop your communication skills; the mock dispensary where you develop your clinical and legal background of medicines and prescriptions; the mock wards which prepare you for the situations you may experience as a hospital pharmacist; and hands-on clinical skills training.
My time at the University of Sunderland has been engaging, hands-on and overall a fantastic experience."
Published 6 April 2021