Alumni profiles - Martin Smith

Biomedical Materials Science (2001)

Clinical Scientist Trainee, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford

I definitely believe it gave me more confidence compared to people I know that didn't go to university"

What are your career experiences since graduating from the University of Birmingham?

Worked in healthcare as technician, and now scientist.

What is the best thing about what you are doing now?

Variable and challenging work

What was the best thing about your time as a student here?

The balance between social and academic life

In what way did living and studying in Birmingham live up to your expectations?

Pretty much every way.

What advice would you give to current students studying on your degree programme?

To read more than you think you need too

How did you grow as a person by coming to University?  Did it change your life in any way?

I definitely believe it gave me more confidence compared to people I know that didn't go to university.