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Graduation stories - ever-evolving syllabus convinced Amy Abertay was for her

12 December 2013

Amy Niblock recently graduated with a BSc in Forensic Sciences, shortly after having started a job as Data Manager at Frontier Science Scotland, where she works on clinical trials.

Here, she tells us about her course, why she chose it, and what her plans are for the future.

"I chose to study at Abertay because, compared to similar courses at other universities, I viewed the BSc in Forensic Science as a well-rounded course, which adapts year on year as the wider field of forensic science changes and advances.

"The friendly faces on the open days – with so much to offer and such enthusiasm for their subjects – really convinced me that Abertay was the place for me.

"I've always been interested in the sciences, but my enthusiasm varied from biology to chemistry across my high-school years and I found that the Forensics course offered a way of furthering my learning in all science fields.

"It was during the statistics modules that I became interested in the development of clinical trials though, and I was really pleased to have got a job at Frontier Science Scotland before I’d even graduated.

"My role involves cleaning and collecting data from trials developing drugs for breast cancer. I correspond with sites across the world and help to resolve any issues with the data collected at these sites.

"I am interested in learning more about clinical trials and hope to work on further studies developing knowledge of the full clinical trial process, working with pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca."

Congratulations to Amy on her new job! To find out more about our Forensic Sciences course, click here.

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