Studying pharmacy at Bath

Studying pharmacy at Bath


I’ve got a love of chemistry
and a love of biology that I wanted to combine into
a university degree but I also really
wanted to help people. I wanted to get into a career
where I can have a practical lifestyle working in a hospital or a pharmacy,
getting to speak to patients. I was really interested in having
a degree with lots of contact hours where you get to spend time in the lab or working with other people
and pharmacy definitely offers that. It was a really enjoyable
experience those first few weeks I was living by myself, getting to meet
loads of great new people I just remember feeling so excited. When I first arrived I
didn’t have much idea of what pharmacy was actually like. I had this idea I think of
selling shampoo. So when I got to the degree and I realised it’s actually much more
science focussed, it was much better than
I’d expected it to be. I came for an open day
and absolutely loved it. It probably helped
that the sun was shining! The lecturers were amazing,
they were so friendly. The environment at Bath
really makes you feel included. I was quite impressed
on the open day because they have this thing called a SimMan.
It’s a robotic patient. Throughout the course at Bath,
any opportunity they have to get you into practice they’ll take. It’s earlier on than you
expect that you’re let loose in a pharmacy or a hospital to
meet patients and see how things work and see how drugs work.
You learn really quickly. The first day on my second year
placement I realised I knew nothing of worth but by the end of the week I
was a lot more confident, I felt like I learnt a lot more in that one week than
in weeks and weeks of lectures. I really liked that idea of how I would
learn about the heart and then a specialist pharmacist would come in and
talk to us and say okay so all of the science you’ve learned is then applied
in this way. It’s always nice to understand from a patient’s perspective
what your conditions are, how they live with it,
and know what the treatments are it does always bring the learning into life. I feel very ready to be going off and I’m very excited about the opportunity to go and work in one of the
biggest teaching hospitals in the UK. That’s quite what I like about
community pharmacy, there’s quite a lot of variation if I wanted to I can go
into management side of things I could go into more clinical role. A lot of people from Bath University
do get into industry and that’s what the University’s
really good at. I’m definitely glad I came to Bath,
there’s nothing that can beat it really. I wouldn’t have picked any other
university looking back now. I couldn’t have imagined going
somewhere else glad doesn’t even begin to describe it! I am very happy that I came to Bath I believe that I made the right choice Bath is just the bomb!


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