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Biomedical Sciences

Lorenzo Capitani talks about his experience of studying at Edinburgh and why he chose to study biomedical sciences with us.

Lorenzo Capitani

Lorenzo Capitani

Lorenzo Capitani is in his 4th year in the Edinburgh Medical School studying BSc (Hons) Infectious Diseases.

"I was drawn to Edinburgh because it is a capital city, but it doesn’t really feel like one. The streets aren’t always crowded and packed with people rushing about and the main part of the city is so compact that getting about on foot is not a problem; and yet the city has everything you would expect a capital city to have. This city hits a balance which I have found nowhere else."

My student experience

“I love the independence being a student brings into your life. At university, I feel like I have complete control of what goes on in my life, both academically and socially.

“The number of opportunities offered by the University is one of the things that makes being a student fantastic. I have tried out so many different sports until I found the one that worked for me. Apart from sports, there is a never-ending list of University societies constantly organising events. There is pretty much something to do every weekend here, life just never gets boring or repetitive.”

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My programme

“The programme is great for me because the first two years are broad, which allowed me to really explore the science I love without feeling pressured into making an early, uninformed decision about my specialisation. As a result, I was able to take my time and explore my options carefully before making decisions.

“Many of the courses that are part of the Biomedical Sciences programme place a large emphasis on chemistry, a subject I also thoroughly enjoyed in school.

“I love studying with a set of like-minded individuals. We are all young adults with a passion for biology and medicine and I find it very inspiring when I walk into a lecture theatre and see 200 aspiring scientists all around me. As a result of us having the same passion, it is so easy to make friends at the University and that has been one of my favourite things.

“Personally, my English writing skills are not fantastic, so writing essays is something I struggle with. However, with practice and advice from my personal tutor, I have definitely improved my method of scientific writing and have seen a noticeable improvement in my essay marks.”

The programme was great for me because its initial first two years are broad, which allowed me to really explore the science I love without feeling pressured into making an early, uninformed decision about my specialisation.

Lorenzo Capitani3rd year, BSc (Hons) Infectious Diseases

My future

“My programme has advanced my scientific writing and critical thinking skills, and has allowed me to develop statistical and data analysis skills, skill sets any good scientist should have.”

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