What Our Students Say

Lena Forsyth

Lena Forsyth

BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science student from Scotland

What attracted you to your course at RGU? 

Many things attracted me to RGU, from the campus and its facilities, to the modern and friendly feel of the campus, as I had a great experience as an access to life sciences student in my final year of secondary school when I visited RGU. That sealed the deal for me. Also, my degree has all the accreditation I need to become a qualified Biomedical Scientist, and the multi-disciplinary placements on my course were also a big plus.

What's the best thing about being an RGU student? 

Being part of a diverse and friendly group of a like-minded people.

Describe your favourite memory of RGU so far? 

I would say, my time on placement in the clinical labs at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where I spent a total of 18 weeks completing my IBMS registration training portfolio. I got to experience what each department was like and better understand the role of a Biomedical Scientist.

Tell us about your most challenging/rewarding project/assignment/module. What did you like/ dislike about it and how has it helped you? 

My honours project was a challenge and pushed me out of my comfort zone. This happened during the pandemic which meant I didn’t get much time in the university labs, so it was a challenge to get my head back into the research mindset. With the support of my project team and my supervisors I managed to complete my project and was super proud of what I achieved.

What is your favourite way to spend your time when you are not studying? Why is that important to you? 

Spending time with friends and family was important to me while I was studying allowing me to destress and spend time doing things I enjoy.

What would you say to someone considering studying at RGU? Any advice you would share? 

Do it. You will have the best experience. Take a leap of faith.

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