ARU Blogs — Kathryn


Faculty:Medical Science

Course: BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science

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Hi, I am Kathryn, a 2nd year Healthcare Science student specialising in cardiology. I study at the Cambridge campus as it's a nice easy commute from home. Commuting has been great as it has allowed me to save money and keep a good work/life balance.

I have enjoyed my course so far, particularly spending time in theatre seeing the heart in action. The best part of my ARU experience so far has been the opportunity to see open chest surgery on my placement! I also enjoy working alongside ARU staff in my role as FMS faculty rep as it allows me to help to improve the student experience for those in my faculty. Besides studying, I can often be found travelling the world, I already have 13 countries under my belt!

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11 January 2018

The prospect of revising for an anatomy exam is daunting, but I managed to adapt a way of thinking to aid me in learning anatomy in an effective way. Here are my tips. Read more…

4 January 2018

As Digital Ambassadors, we often get asked which device is more suitable for university life. It goes without saying that it depends on the subject or individual preference (I have to admit, I’m still a paper and pen kind of girl!) but there are benefits to using both… Read more…

18 December 2017

The bags under my eyes may be getting darker than the winter night sky but I can finally say that I’ve reached the halfway point in placement! Read more…

20 June 2017

'Healthcare Science? What's that?' is a question I encounter on a regular basis. So here's the answer to that, and other questions I'm often asked. Read more…

19 June 2017

Whoever said that university was easier than A-Levels is certainly correct. You get to focus on one subject rather than stressing out whether you’ve managed your time equally between each subject (sorry Chemistry A-Level, I liked French better). Read more…

5 June 2017

Flick through your healthcare student-dominated Twitter feed and you’ll see many tweets of worry about impending OSCE exams complete with the clichéd ‘I’m definitely going to fail this’ attitude (I admit to tweeting ‘I can’t wait to fail those’!). OSCEs don’t have to be scary, and this is why... Read more…


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