Hello all! I’m back again with another open day post, this is probably my last one though so fear not!
On Saturday 1st December, I got into my dad’s car with my whole family and we drove down to the University. It was about an hours drive, no traffic either so that was a win.
I got there and checked in, there was half an hour before the stuff I wanted to go to was gonna start so I wandered around the stands and talked to students about international opportunities and some basic things about my course.
We then went off to go find where our talk was going to be taking place, thankfully there was a bunch of student helpers and signs posted around so it was easy enough to find. The talk itself was mostly things I had read up on, but there was some stuff that caught my attention. First being just how much actual experience the lecturers had in this field. The person who gave us the talk had 30+ years in the police force and he knew a lot about drugs and drug trafficking. Another lecturer was forensic toxicologist. Another lecturer specialises in analysing the contents of stomachs of dead people and she still does that as well as presenting evidence in courts. And that’s just the lecturers.
There’s an opportunity to study the second year abroad in Canada, which definitely sounds like something I’d wanna try. The placement opportunities also seem immense, especially as a lot of the lecturers have contacts in the field. The placement opportunities is a key aspect for me, especially as many of the students I spoke to had managed to bag themselves a job at those places!
We had a tour around the facilities and it was so cool, the equipment in the lab is up to industry standard so if I get a placement in my third year (I hope I do!) then I won’t be clueless about all the equipment!
Truthfully I adore this university, and I’m waiting on them to give me an offer. They’re the only uni that I’m waiting on now, and I want to put them as my firm choice! The only downside so far is that it’s quite far away and I’m going to be living at home, but it’s an hours drive away, I feel like the uni is worth the drive.
Anyone else going through the uni application process?
Until next time ❤