Tracy Mutandwa – MClinRes Clinical Research

"My course has taught me to be a critical thinker and not to take information at face-value."

"The University of Plymouth will deliver an unforgettable experience that you will want to tell your family back home about, and the high-quality education you gain will help you to stand out in the workplace."

Why I chose Plymouth

"I decided to study at the University of Plymouth because of the high quality and impressive education from the passionate academic staff."

"The facilities on campus, such as the library and food outlets, are absolutely fantastic and the environment is well-suited to student life."

<p>Library. charles seale hayne library</p>
<p>Drake's Cafe</p>
<p>Charles Seale-Hayne Library –Book shelves<br></p>

Supported at every step of my journey

"During my undergraduate studies (BSc Honours Adult Nursing), I was given the opportunity to undertake a Clinical Trials placement. After this, my passion to be a clinical academic grew and I decided to enrol on the MClinRes programme."

"Throughout my MClinRes, I have been supported by the academic staff through one to one support on searching and accessing current publications. I have been also supported by IT staff in the utilisation of different software to conduct research."

"The academic staff are very dedicated to giving feedback, which really helps when preparing for your future career."

"I highly recommend the University of Plymouth because of the academic support given to students, and the emphasis placed on student wellbeing."

Adjusting to a new lifestyle

"Living in the UK is different to living in Zimbabwe in terms of social networks and missing support from my extended family. However, my colleagues and academic staff have become family to me." 

"The lifestyle in terms of food and culture is also different in the UK, so that is something I had to adjust to."

"My favourite thing about studying here is the interaction with fellow students from different cultural and professional backgrounds. It has taught me to work successfully with a range of disciplines and people."

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