Cristian Gobjila, BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities
What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?
The most enjoyable part of the course has definitely been the familiarity between lecturers and students. There was no predefined student-lecturer barrier; as long as you were willing to learn, the lecturers were more than happy to answer any question you might have and suggest extra reading for both essays and exams.
What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?
Medical Sciences and Humanities covers a broad range of subjects which helped me gain a better idea of the things I like, and more importantly, of things I do not. This provided a clearer idea of what I wanted to do after I finished the degree.
What have you gone on to do after graduating?
After graduating, I began my MSc Neuroscience program at King’s College London which I am undertaking at the moment. I will begin my MSc project at the Department of Neuroimaging shortly. Medical Sciences and Humanities is related to my current degree as it allowed me to pinpoint what I enjoy most about human sciences, which is neuroscience.
What would your advice be to new students?
1. Start looking for volunteering opportunities soon as possible as they are very beneficial for further studies and employment regardless of the field you choose to get into.
2. Look for summer internships and placements; take part in as many as you can (especially at the end of your second year). The benefits are incredible for both personal development and your CV.
3. Try to get your work done in time and do not leave it for the last couple of days before the deadline.
4. Balance out university and your social life; remember to both study and have fun.
5. Go see Rhossili, it is lovely.
Cristian studied BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities and completed his degree in 2014.