Nadine Godsman

What motivated you to embark on your chosen degree path?

I have always been interested in human biology and medicine so I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this area. I therefore studied Adult Nursing at university but soon realised this wasn’t the right fit for me.

I had always been good at science at school and so I went to college to study a HND in applied science. During the course we studied a broad range of science and maths topics and I took a particular interest in chemistry and human biology which motivated me to apply to study Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen.

How did you come to learn about the Trust and what impact did the funding have?

I was informed about the Carnegie Trust when I was offered advanced entry in to 3rd year Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen. I no longer qualified for SAAS as I had used the 4 years of funding for previous studies and the student finance department at the university suggested I apply to the Trust.

Without the assistance the Trust provided I would not have been able to accept the offer and attain my degree. I am deeply grateful for the support which has supported me to reach my full potential and opened up many exciting opportunities.

What have you gone on to do since your graduation?

After graduating with a BSc with first class honours in Pharmacology in June 2016 I spent the summer completing a project with Tenovus Scotland in which I explored the impact of their small research grants. I was then awarded a PhD studentship by the British Heart foundation to research takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome. I am due to complete my PhD in September this year and hope to continue my career in research.

Awarded: Undergraduate Fee Grant

Field: Pharmacology

University: Aberdeen

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