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.