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Oliver Gorman

Graduated June 2017, BSc Biomedical Sciences.

Trainee Financial Co-ordinator, Arup

I have just started working as a trainee financial coordinator for an engineering firm called Arup, based behind the central train station here in Newcastle.

The degree programme offered a lot of flexibility with the choice of modules and topic titles for assessments within each module. I feel that this allowed for a lot of individual expression and the chance to put across different perspectives, whilst still studying similar content to other people. This obviously promotes a drive towards a common scientific goal, whether that be to work towards solving a problem to a medical condition, a treatment for that condition or managing the treatment of someone successfully that demonstrates the symptoms associated with the disease.


Biomed is a fantastic course for transferable skills and I personally would recommend anyone considering to apply for finance-related roles to apply for the treasurer position on the BioSci society. This really bolstered my discussion points at interviews and provided me with a lot to talk about when discussing what experience within the finance sector I already had.