Jul 5, 2010 - Education, University    No Comments

Sutton Trust Programme for Medical Sciences – University of Bristol

*this post was handwritten, but has been typed up for the blog at a later date*

The Second Day: 10:35pm

ZZzzzzzz…! Exhausted! Today was incredibly long, filled with activities of all sorts!

We started the day at 6:45am where we woke up, got dressed and went for breakfast. We then got split into our streams and headed via coaches to meet the vice chancellor (our first time in the university itself). He gave an introduction about the Sutton Trust and then we divided into our groups again for the academic session.

We first met Dr E Stratton who gave us an introduction to medicine and dentistry at Bristol. We then got involved into practicals.

*not sure why I didn’t continue to write about my time at the Sutton Trust, but please do message me if you’d like to know about my experience! I would definitely recoomend it, it was brilliant and 10 years later I am still glad I went for it!*

Jul 4, 2010 - Education, University    No Comments

Sutton Trust Programme for Medical Sciences – University of Bristol

*this post was handwritten, but has been typed up for the blog at a later date*

The First Day: 1:35pm

We finally arrived! It was a 3 hour journey from home. Suad’s Dad drove us from London to Bristol University. We were greeted by student university ambassadors. At first we dreaded that we wouldn’t fit in, however, worrying about this was pointless. The students were very welcoming and showed us each to our rooms.

We have no unpacked and ready for a taster of this university life. Wooohooo!

Back from Ice Breaker Activities: 9:07pm

We have a kitchen! YAAAY! They provided tea in a variety of flavours and hot chocolate which was our choice of drink. We also cleaned and washed up! πŸ˜€ This task proved quite difficult as there was no sponge available!

We then slept for an hour or so to wait until 5pm. Our day began at 5:30pm when we proceeded to the Junior Common Room where D Jennings gave an introduction to the Summer School. We were the only ones wearing a scarf. There was also a pretty awkward moment meeting with some groups but then we met two girls who were on the same stream as us. They were from Leicester and very friendly!

At 7:30pm we headed to the dining hall and met two other girls from Bristol who seemed pretty nice. We then got our dinner with them: Wedges and sweetcorn. It wasn’t too bad, but, could have been much better! πŸ˜€ The wedges weree weird tasting/looking and tasted quite similar to fish! :S

We were then escorted to ‘The Quad’ where we began to engage in some ice breaker activites. This was quite a great experience to meet other people. We played two games, both of which required good teamwork and communication skills. This was a great opportunity to meet with other people. Met some nice people called Tilly and Ashley =)

We also got to know Doug J as he approached us during dinner (and surprisingly recognised us as being from Brentford!). Now we are known to him as the ‘Brentford Girls!’ πŸ˜›

Now it is 9:47pm and we are sitting in Suad’s room, getting ready for bed.

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