ARU Blogs — Faye

Student blogger Faye in cheerleading outfit

Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Course: Bsc (Hons) Medicine

Hi! My name is Faye and I'm in my first year of Medicine at ARU in Chelmsford.

In the mornings I have lectures and, in the afternoon, I have smaller group sessions usually for practical skills, like taking blood and taking histories from patients. On Tuesday afternoon I have a placement, where at the moment I am with a General Surgeon at Southend hospital and I have had the chance to see 3d laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery.

I'm originally from North Wales so I was quite nervous moving to Chelmsford. However, living in halls I quickly felt at home and met lots of friends.

During my free time I am part of the University cheerleading team, ARU Sirens. We have competed twice this year and came 1st in both competitions. I love cheer because I've met some incredible people, it keeps me fit and we get to compete in cities across the UK.

I am also social secretary of ARMS (Anglia Ruskin Medical Students Society). We hold themed socials, OSCE (clinical exam) practice and wellbeing activities for Med students at ARU.

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3 December 2020

If you apply to study Medicine at ARU, you may be invited to attend Multiple Mini Interviews, or MMIs. Here are my top tips for putting your best foot forward (virtually) at your medical school interview and securing your place. Read more…

12 June 2020

Everyone has a different style of learning and it’s so important to work out which resources help you most early on in your degree. In this blog I wanted to share resources that have helped me so far in my Medicine degree. Read more…

30 October 2019

One of the main benefits of being in the first cohort of medical students at ARU is the brand-new Medical School that houses all the facilities we could possibly want to become successful, well rounded doctors. It's where I spend most of my time and every day… Read more…

28 May 2019

Dissection is a crucial part of medical school’s curriculum but, like many of my peers, I was incredibly nervous about meeting my first cadaver. Read more…

24 April 2019

To me at the time, the idea of being a doctor screamed dull, boring and above all gross. Every time it was mentioned, I'd mimic either vomiting, snoring or even an eye roll as I became a teenager Read more…


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