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Lauren Hill | University of Sunderland

Pharmacy (MPharm)

Student Profile:

  • Name: Lauren Hill
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Hometown: London
  • Ambitions: To gain experience as a pharmacist and eventually look into opening my own organic Pharmacy.

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August 6th, 2013

Final video

Bye guys!! I’ve had so much fun sharing my life this past year.

Take care!!

Lauren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6xm218TBj_c

August 4th, 2013

Pharmacy at Sunderland?

Before I sign off i thought I would leave you with some interesting information about the fantastic University of Sunderland!!

students in labSunderland University was actually founded in 1901 as Sunderland technical college. The college started to introduce more programmes on offer as the years progressed in the hopes of being one day achieving university college status. Some 20 years later the Pharmacy school department opened, and grew to be one of the largest chemistry departments in the country!!

Hope Winch, born in 1894 can be considered as one of the most influential figures to have catapulted Pharmacy at Sunderland to where it is today. Hope Winch had an undeniable passion for pharmacy, and she initially started out as a pharmacy dispenser in Newcastle. She later went onto study pharmacy in London, however transferred to Sunderland Technical College on September 1st 1921 to work as a full time lecturer in all areas of pharmacy. This lead to a rapid increase in students over the years, and another lecturer was soon appointed to help with the intake of students in 1926. Hope’s love for education and knowledge in pharmacy was acknowledged as she was Secretary of the Local Pharmaceutical Society for 20 years and was Chairman up until her death.

We all owe so much to Hope, as she came to the North East with the goal of setting up the first pharmacy department.

Here at Sunderland, we have one of the largest alumni groups called the Hope Winch Society!! It is a free society to join when you become a pharmacy student at Sunderland, and its aim is to keep us students in touch when we graduate. Lots of events and evenings are held through this society, so that is another benefit of studying here!!

At Sunderland we are all SOOO proud of the history and how it has developed here over the past 100 years.

If you’d like to know more information about how well founded pharmacy is here in Sunderland, and more about Miss Winch, click on the links

http://centres.sunderland.ac.uk/pharmacy/1921/hopewinchexhibition/
http://centres.sunderland.ac.uk/pharmacy/1921/hopewinchsociety/

August 4th, 2013

Summer and end of Lives online

 

Hey everyone..!!

Long time no post, I have been away since the middle of July and I have only found the time to update my blog now (even though it’s august!!) I have had the most AMAZING summer so far. After working really hard this past year I can say I have made up for all those times stuck to my books in the library. I’ve been working a lot this summer, finding both jobs in and out of the pharmacy. I didn’t take a placement with one of the large companies this year, however I will be applying again come september for my third year placement! I travelled recently with some of my friends to Monaco and Cannes, and I have been seeing all my wonderful friends for London that I will soon miss when I head back north again.

I am sooooo sad to be leaving LivesOnline! Although this summer my posts having been too busy, I have really enjoyed it. Especially answering everyone’s questions about Pharmacy!! If you are coming to Sunderland this September, or thinking of applying, do not hesitate in contacting me, I am always available to help!!

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June 4th, 2013

Pharmacy school

So just because Pharmacy school is over for the summer, it doesn’t mean the information stops there! If you have any questions about Sunderland, university life, and of course Pharmacy please ask! I have been thinking and preparing a post on the history of this amazing pharmacy school. This week I will be posting about that, so keep reading…..!!!!!!!!!

June 4th, 2013

Things in London

So far I have been extremely busy! The day after I got back I met up with my London friends to go shopping/eating/catch up after being away since easter. It’s always soo nice to see my friends from home, as I have known them for such a long time, and even though we all have different things going on, we still have stayed close in touch. Over the past few days so much has happened that I can’t exactly remember each detail. All I know is that I’ve gone out to eat a lot, lots of shopping, had  a manicure, hada a bonfire with marshmallows with friends…lol… gosh.

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June 4th, 2013

London

So last week I returned back to London to start my amazing summer and have lotssss of fun. I returned back really late on the evening, and my friend picked me up from the station. My dad is currently vacationing around the world, so it meant I was home alone..yay! So my friend drove us into central London to eat (because unlike Sunderland, restaurants here are open till 12am), and then we went to get milkshakes at this 24hr milkshake shop. I just love being in London, not only because it’s home, but because you are actually able to do things like this! I missed it a lot whilst I was away, however its only a 4 hour journey.

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June 4th, 2013

See ya later Sunders

So after such an enthralling year I have finally left Sunderland! This year from September till now has turned out to be completely different to what I expected. It turned out to be SO much better. I had a good first semester getting used to the new academic year, and gradually learning how much larger the work load was from level 1. I had more free time in the first few months and I remember I was lucky enough to go to some of the cool events held by uni, such as the Malaysian night. After Christmas I had my first exam which I recall being very stressed about! And pretty much from then on my serious studying started, as we had more assignments due in, and also our big dispensing exam to prepare for. I met SOOO many new people at the start of 2013, and continued to all the way up until the last day. I won an Ipad from the library, and was featured on the front cover of the prospectus!!! I became so much closer with my friends which is really important when you are living away. So thanks Sunderland for all the AMAZING opportunities and everything I was able to do. And thanks to my wonderful friends! I enjoyed level 2, but hopefully I’ll never experience it again lol.

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June 4th, 2013

Newcastle

Newcastle is the big neighbouring city next to Sunderland! When you visit Sunderland, or if you’re already from here..you will know the rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle. I’m really not sure why as I enjoy being in both cities, but I think its probably because of the two football teams. Anyway, you can get to Newcastle from Sunderland via the metro, and it takes about 40mins. Personally I think the metro system could be modernised and improved to become slightly faster…but I’ll leave that up to someone else to change!!! So I went to Newcastle to shop with two of my best friends, Maria and Mark. Newcastle reminds me so much of London, as its like a really mini London! The shopping there is pretty good, and they do tend to have a lot bigger selection and choice of places to go than Sunderland. We went shopping in the Eldon Square part of the mall, and then we got lunch. Maria is actually from Cyprus, so luckily for her she was actually able to buy such cute summer clothes for her trip back home. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to as it isn’t exactly summertime here in the UK just yet 🙂 We got bubble tea again, which is our favourite!

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June 4th, 2013

Saying bye..

Straight after exams ended I kind of did not know what to do with myself. It was so sad because after being so busy for so many months, my friends and I had to say bye to each other as we all planned to return back to our homes. I think I spent the entire following day in the mall in Sunderland with my friends. Sounds so boring! But it was actually so nice as it was one of the last few days we’d all be able to hang out and drink coffee together.. So in particular I’m going to miss Mariam! She has been like my rock here in Sunderland! I miss her already so much, and she has always been there for me during the stressful times at uni!

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June 4th, 2013

End of Exams

photo-193 copyHey guys!!

I am SO sorry for my lack of updates lately. I had a really intense past month at uni, with my two big exams! My first exam started properly in mid may. It consisted of everything we had covered in the first semester (September – December) of lectures. Our exam was structured in such a way that we had to answer 2 questions each from our pharmaceutics, chemistry and therapeutics topics. Sounds easy right, just 2 questions per topic? Think again! Very tricky! The final section consisted of 4 scenario based questions on everything, from which we only needed to answer 2! The second paper followed about a week later, and was structured differently. It again covered the second semester (January – March). From the first section we needed to answer 6 out of 10, and then the second section 2 out of 4. Hopefully I’m recalling this correctly! Anyway, I really feel like I gave it my best shot. Of course it was difficult in some places, but definitely do-able in others. Hopefully everyone who tried their best will be pleased come results day. So I am so glad that this horrible, stressful exam period is over and now I am able to enjoy the summer! Unfortunately I miss my best friends from Uni so much….!!!

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