Biomedical Sciences Day 2022

Where are they now?

Catch up with some of our amazing Alumni students to see where they are now since graduating from the University of Kent.

A degree in Biomedical sciences can take you anywhere! Our amazing alumni have gone on to make their stamp on the world of science. Below is just a snippet of what the future can hold.

Meet Alice. Alice graduated in 2017 with a BSc in Biomedical Science. Her research project took place under Professor Darren Griffin which gave her experience and interest in reproductive medicine, leading her to a research career in IVF. Alice’s research project on ‘Optimising protocols for Cryopreservation of Human Sperm’,  was “rewarding and it greatly benefitted me in my future career”. The work she carried out on the project was all performed clinically in the field of IVF, giving her hands on experience and competence.

Where is Alice now? After graduating, Alice went on to undertake the NHS Scientist Training Programme to become a Clinical Embryologist. The training programme was 3 years and involves on the job clinical training. She worked full time at Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, along with a part-time Masters in Reproductive Science to provide her with the theory behind her work. Alice’s job involved helping couples and individuals with fertility problems. Since working with the NHS, Alice has moved on to be a Clinical Embryologist. 

Meet Kelvin. Kelvin graduated in 2021 with a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year. Kelvin completed his Sandwich Year in Ghana, West Africa, at Tafo Government Hospital,

Where is Kelvin now? After graduating, Kelvin was offered a job in the laboratory at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital as a Healthcare Scientist Associate.

Undergrad Biomedical Student on Placement in Ghana

Meet Vivian.Vivian graduated in 2018 with a degree in Biomedical Science with a Sandwich year. For her sandwich year, Vivian went up to Scotland at a biotechnology company. The company, NovaBiotics, focuses on the development of first-in-class anti-infectives for difficult-to-treat diseases. Emergence of antimicrobial resistance was a big problem and Vivian was working on a couple of the company’s antimicrobial therapeutic candidates. She was given the role of research associate under the supervision of the CEO who was very inspiring to work with.

Where is Vivian now? Since graduating, Vivian went on to work in a reserch role at Yale Cancer Biology Institute in New Haven, Connecitcut. She currently works as a

Meet Bal. Bal graduated in 2007 with a BSc in Biomedica Sciences. Bal’s final research project was around the Cryogenic freezing of humans.

Where is Bal now? Since grduating, Bal has become the managing director of Hectic Lifestyles Limited, a nutritional and sport supploments manufacturer.

Bal says:

“For any budding entrepreneurs out there, the University of Kent is the perfect place to realise your potential. I am also a member of the Kent Advancement Committee, a campus-wide scheme to help students achieve success in business. There is no other scheme like it in the UK. It provides students with free, impartial advice from successful business professionals, as well as the support to spur your concepts into fully fledged and viable businesses”