Written by Romita Trehan, MSc Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology
As a budding scientist venturing into the captivating realm of biosciences and biotechnology, I, a passionate student, embarked on an extraordinary academic expedition. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Delhi, my next daring endeavour was to pursue an MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology from the prestigious Imperial College London. But before leaping headfirst into this scientific odyssey, I meticulously pondered five crucial considerations that would shape my path:
- Unveiling the perfect specialisation: Amidst the vast ocean of knowledge, I dove deep, exploring the nooks and crannies of biosciences.
Written by Harsh Gupta, MSc. Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
Student councils are a great opportunity for personal growth. At Imperial, I ran for the Student Representative position in the Department of Materials. As I reflect on my journey as a student representative for my Master’s course, I am reminded of the reasons that motivated me to step up and take on this role. I decided to pursue this position, driven by a desire to have a meaningful impact on the decision-making process within my course.
What was my role?
As a student representative, I sought to make positive changes within my course.
by Vedashree Chandewar, MSc Environmental Engineering 2022-2023
As an international student pursuing a Master’s at Imperial College London, you have the exciting opportunity to study in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world. But let’s face it, you’ve got only one year to soak it all in, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed about how to balance studying and exploring the country while adjusting to a new environment. In this blog, I will be sharing tips on how to make the most of your time at Imperial, so you can excel in your studies and still have time for fun.
by Romita Trehan, MSc Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology.
As a Master’s student in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology at Imperial College London, you’re about to embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey.
This course will equip you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills in various aspects of biotechnology, from genetic engineering to drug discovery, and will prepare you for a successful career in academia, industry, or entrepreneurship. However, as with any rigorous academic program, the MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology requires dedication, focus, and resilience. I have faced my own unique set of challenges and experiences. As much as it is demanding, it has also been incredibly rewarding.
by Vedashree Chandewar, MSc Environmental Engineering 2022-2023.
If you are like me and have never worked on group projects, what I am about to share will hopefully make you less worried about them. At Imperial, this is something you will do quite often. As a part of my MSc Environmental Engineering course, I recently worked on a collaborative team project focusing on the design of a landfill in the UK.
I completed my undergraduate degree from The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, and prior to this, I had only worked on individual projects. While working as an individual does offer plenty of benefits and flexibility in working, the scope of the research becomes limited for a lone researcher.
Written by Chukwudike Ukeje, a taught postgraduate student in the Department of Materials.
Chukwudike recently completed a year studying for an MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, which included a research project at the White City campus. In this post, he shares more about his research project, using our new facilities and solving hypotheses in the lab. In this post, he shares more about his research project, using our new facilities and solving hypotheses in the lab.
My MSc research was in the functional materials research area, where I carried out a project on the topic “Development of Barium Calcium Zirconium Titanite (BCZT) thin films for applications in capacitive thermoelectric converters”.
Written by Fei Gao, an alumnus from the cohort of Class 2020 at Molecular Engineering MRes, and now a PhD student in the department of Chemistry.
I was facing the uncertainty of what I would do after graduating with my undergraduate degree. Before the pandemic, my plan was straightforward – pursuing a master’s degree and then start looking for a PhD position. The breakout of COVID-19 interrupted my plans, I had no idea where my life would be. Luckily, I received two university offers! One offer was from the Molecular Engineering MRes from Imperial College London and the other offer was an MSc course from another university based in London.
Written by Maria Villamil, MSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering.
If you are applying to Imperial College London, if you have applied or if you have accepted an offer from the college – I should start with a heartfelt congratulations. It is no small feat! Imperial represents the best of the best, and you ought to be very proud.
Growing up in London, I often walked past Imperial dreaming of the day that I would be a student at the College. From an outside perspective, Imperial is the epitome of scientific knowledge, not to mention the spectacular campus buildings located in South Kensington.
Raluca Gaina, current student and student representative for MSc Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning (Department of Earth Science and Engineering)
As a current student in the recently launched MSc in Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning, I’ve been asked many questions about what I’m learning in the programme and how I will use this knowledge throughout my career path (my aim is to work in the industry and apply data science and machine learning to climate-related topics). Whether you decide to do a PhD or whether you decide to work in the field, here are the top five skills I’ve learned while doing this course!
At 18 during my interview for Mechanical Engineering I quite confidently stated that I intended to pursue a career in consultancy engineering and eventually become a Chartered Engineer. And the basis for this? About 2 weeks shadowing at a consultancy company and thinking that it might be what the interviewer wanted to hear.
Ultimately, the reality is that when you are applying to university, or even during your degree, you may not have a concrete idea on what career path to pursue. There probably is that one person who knows exactly what they were going to be at 5 years old and is on it from Day 1, but rest assured you have time and resources to decide your vocation.