Pharmacy student Maria talks about studying at Kingston University

Pharmacy student Maria talks about studying at Kingston University


Hey. It’s Maria. I’m in my fourth year of Pharmacy. I’m an EU student and the reason I chose Kingston was mostly for it’s location. I like the fact that it’s a bit outside London but at the same time reachable. Twenty minutes away from London. Once I started at Kingston I found it quite challenging The first year of Pharmacy you learn how to dispense medicine and prescriptions and how to counsel patients which is really interesting. The teachers are really helpful and always give you feedback when you needed it. We are doing many group projects, which help us meet other students who we never normally would speak to. My project, more specifically, was in conjunction with the Royal Marsden Hospital and the pharmacist there is really helpful. She always provides me with more feedback and help towards what I’m doing. So I’m not really lost. The support you get is really good. So, I’m the president of the Pharmacy Society which is quite amazing The reason why it is so great is that we always invite people from different parts of pharmacy. Clinical pharmacists, industry pharmacists, pharmacists from prison and they come speak to the students. It’s quite exciting because students an get a big insight into the different areas in pharmacy. For example, this year we had a representative from GlaxoSmithKline. The students were so excited about it. They kept asking questions. They were really interested in what was happening. I think that was a really helpful experience for everyone who came. Apart from the educational experience I’ve gained in this university it is the social experience that I’ll always remember I’ve met so may people from different cultures, from different backgrounds and I think that’s just so amazing because I got to share different opinions, different views, things that I would normally ever come across, I found out. I’ve met friends that I think I’ll keep for life. If I had never come here I would never have met them.


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