Hi! I am Hannah, a third year biomedical science student at the University of Birmingham. Nerdy for all things genetics and stem cells, I love to be on top of all the latest controversial medical news stories coming from these areas. In my spare time I like to post on my studygram account (@_hannah_uob_) as a means to motivate myself and others to work hard, as well as track my progress. This is mainly in the form of aesthetic posts, but I also give study tips for my peers, A level and GCSE students. I'm not so much a clubbing person, but I do appreciate a trip to the pub or a chill drink ever so often.
Get to know Hannah
- In 10 years I want to be…either as a clinical geneticist or a genetic counsellor. I haven’t yet decided between the two, however genetics is such a constantly evolving field of medicine and biology, and I am excited to see where this goes.
- Every student needs…a decent, working laptop is essential for study, but also winding down with a good Netflix show in the evenings.
- My best piece of advice for students is…try to find that work/fun balance. Sure you want a good grade at university to help you with your next steps in your career, but don’t always have your head in your books. Go out with friends, explore, have fun!
- My favourite thing about Birmingham is…that despite being such a huge city, everything you need is situated so close together and easy to get to. Oh, and I love the Bullring!
- Best study space on campus is…I may be biased, because I am taught in the medical school, but I love the Doug Ellis learning hub. It’s not a totally silent space, which makes it really good to confer ideas with other course mates, but that atmosphere with other students working really helps me to set my focus.
- If I could be anyone for a day I would be…I would honestly want to be one of my leading lecturers/ researchers. I feel that students, including me, do not often appreciate how intense their workload can be. Sure you have a report due… but they have plenty more things going on!
- When not studying you’ll find me…probably at home, chilling or out in Harborne high-street near my house. It’s got a lot of great charity shops that I always like to look in!
- When I was little I wanted to be… a doctor. However, at school I was always more interested in the science behind things, always asking “why” to every fact. Once I discovered biomedical science near the end of high school, that was it. I decided that was what I wanted to do.
- Best budget friendly meal…tortellini (specifically spinach and ricotta) is so quick and easy! By them pre-made at any supermarket, then either make, or buy your favourite pasta sauce. But don’t forget the garlic bread!
- Snobs or The Soak...The Soak is really good for a chill drink with your mates after an intense day in lectures.