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Department of Biochemistry


Study Skills

The University has many helpful resources to support the transition to University, which can be found in the Skills Portal

The transition from secondary education to higher education has to be anticipated and worked at. You, the student, have responsibility for your learning and work patterns outside the set timetables. Your college supervisors will provide guidance and encouragement, but only you can actually do the work needed to attain the necessary knowledge and understanding of your subjects. Your supervisors will set you some tasks, but don’t regard the week’s work as over once you have completed them. It’s not a good idea to do the minimum during term in the hope of catching up in the vacations: that simply doesn’t work. You sometimes need to take comments from second year students with a large pinch of salt. It’s important to keep up with the courses as they develop, and continually to review how new material relates to topics already covered – biomedical sciences are highly integrated. Do refer to the course Moodle site for more detailed information.

The medical and veterinary courses cover a year, and are not modular: there is a University examination at the end of this year, which will require you to write essays as well as to answer multiple choice questions and to analyse and interpret data. Copies of the MIMS examination papers from the last three years are included on the MIMS Moodle site.

The University Transkills portal gives access to  lots of useful resources.