Biomedical Sciences

Student blog: Samantha

Samantha tells us why she chose to study Neuroscience at the University.


My name is Samantha, and I am a Second Year Biomedical Sciences student specialising in Neuroscience for my Third and Fourth year. I chose to study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh because of the opportunity to take my passions and interests for Neuroscience into my own research and develop critical skills for the future. As well as this, Edinburgh is involved in world leading research which I aspire to be a part of.

During my time at university so far, I have enjoyed the wide variety of content and knowledge I have learned. There is a lot of flexibility to choose what courses to take and the opportunity to learn and improve through different learning styles. The lecturers and staff are so helpful and easily approachable about any questions or queries.

I have also enjoyed the range of societies and sports clubs that you can join. I joined the Kickboxing Club, and it has been a great experience.  Very friendly and a fun atmosphere with great people. This was also an opportunity to meet new people throughout restrictions with classes taken outside. To add, there is a wide range of student study spaces within Central Campus. My favourite is Potterrow dome, run by students with a café and twinkling lights making it a very welcoming atmosphere. These student spaces these places are great for studying and meeting up with friends.