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Daniel Isemede

BSC Biomdical Sciences Daniel Isemede AlumniI have alway had an interest in science from an early age. My passion was to work in the health sector and in particular in a hospital. The science of pathology is exciting and ever changing and involves a variety of hands-on practical experience. This was one attribute that attracted me to Biomedical Sciences as a course option and Northumbria University, with an IBMS accredited programme was the perfect choice with its great learning approach which involved a good mix of lectures, practical and hospital laboratory experience to prepare you for the future ahead

What are you doing now?

I am still practicing my career as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist within the Biochemistry sub-discipline in an NHS pathology. I achieved the Institute of Biomedical Science Specialist Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry in 2011 following the successful completion of 2 years post-registration Specialist Portfolio. I have also just completed a 2 years MSc in Biomedical Science, with Clinical Biochemistry as my specialism.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Great Learning, Great experience and a vibrant city with a night-life that is unrivalled in the rest of the UK.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

There was an excellent mix of lectures, seminars, practical and a final original research project. feedbacks were regular and constructive and were helpful for further improvements.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

Always ready and available to help the students achieve their academic goals

How connected was your course with industry?

The Biomedical Science cource at Northumbria is well connected to the NHS and guest lecturers who are practicing Biomedical Scientists in neighbouring hospitals delivered several lectures from the perspective of a practitioner and that was insightful.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/give your career an edge?

Northumbria University offers an accredited Biomedical Science programme that allows graduating students the opportunity to become automatically eligible for the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) pre-registration portfolio and subsequent registration with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC)

What was the best thing about your course?

Hands-on laboratory practical from year one.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

In the practical sense; Pipetting skills and making serial dilution of reagents. Professionally, the art of public speaking and PowerPoint presentation which I learnt from my Professional and Transferrable skills in Bioscience module.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words before coming to Northumbria?

Anxious, puzzled, Timid

How would you describe yourself in 3 words after you graduated at Northumbria?

Confident, Ambitious, Ready

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The crowd of course mates during lecture times - My fellow comrades

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria? 

Choosing Northumbria will be a grat foundation for your better future

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words? 

Exciting, Challenging, Fulfulling

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