Henry Askew, 26, has completed two degrees at St George's and will soon be moving on to a third. Having initially studied Biomedical Science, Henry completed a PhD in Vascular Biology and will be moving onto graduate entry medicine in September 2018.

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“It feels great to be at graduation. It kind of catches you off guard really how emotional it is to sit back and reflect on what you've done and the hard work it's taken to get there.

“This is my second degree at St George's as I was originally on the Biomedical Science course and I am going to be starting the graduate Medicine course in September. During my PhD I travelled to Copenhagen for work and worked on a research project in America. It's amazing what experiences an interest in science can give you. I love research and have really enjoyed what I have learnt so far but I felt the best place I could use my skills would be with humans rather than with lab rats!

“When you are young and interested in science, a lot of people think they know what they want to do and if you ask them, the answer is probably to be a doctor. I would say start broad and don't be afraid of taking a long time to decide what you want to do with your life.

“What keeps me here? It's a nice, small environment which I guess can be a blessing and a curse but I enjoy it as it means I get more contact time with tutors and lecturers. It's the kind of place where you really get out what you put in.”

Last Updated: Friday, 14 September 2018 16:17