Nikhil Patel | Alumni Stories

Nikhil Patel graduated from Roehampton with a degree BSc Biomedical Science in 2016. We caught up with him to see what he’s up to now.  

What did you do after you graduated? 

After graduating from Roehampton, I spent two years working in higher education. I then moved into the Pharmaceutical Industry, working as a Project Coordinator for clinical trials before moving into my current role.  

What are you doing now? 

I now work as a Project Partner at a large pharmaceutical company. This involves working with lots of different teams such as Third Parties, Marketing, Data analysts and Pharmaceutical chains. 

How does your degree help you in your career now? 

What I learned on my degree and in my time at Roehampton is hugely valuable in my career now. As well as my understanding of pharmaceuticals and the science of human health, I use the data analysis skills I developed through completing my dissertation on a daily basis. Through tasks such as completing group projects I learned how to work well in a team, which is essential in my current role.   

The lecturers at Roehampton really help to develop your transferrable skills, and show you how what you’re learning will help you in different career paths. 

What are your favourite memories of Roehampton? 

What I loved about my time at Roehampton was how inclusive it is to everyone. It’s a small university, so you get to know your lecturers and classmates. There are also loads of extracurricular activities to get involved with – sports teams, societies, student ambassador work. University is about so much more than what you learn in lectures. At Roehampton there’s so much opportunity to get involved in things you’re passionate about outside of your degree that really helps shape you as a person. I was even asked in my job interview for my current role about my interests outside of work, and Roehampton set the benchmark for that.  


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