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Student Profile: Ranudi Kudellage

The tutors for each course are extremely helpful and their passion for the subject is clearly seen.

Discover Ranudi's journey at Warwick and what led them to apply for the BSc Biochemistry.

How did you find out about Warwick?

Through websites containing information about UK universities and the courses they offer.

Did you consider studying anywhere else? What made you choose Warwick?

Warwick has made its reputation as a Russell Group university, offering a wide range of undergraduate courses to choose from, taught by professors who have excelled in their respective fields. Being located in the UK was advantageous as it is close to internationally renowned pharmaceutical companies and laboratories.

How did you feel to be awarded a scholarship?

It felt wonderful to be awarded a scholarship!

Who was the first person you told when you received the news about your scholarship and how did they react?

I told my mother and she was overjoyed!

How did you apply and did anyone help you with your application form and visa application?

The application process was very clear, I didn't face any difficulties.

What was your first impression of Warwick when you first walked around campus?

It was much larger than I imagined it to be.

What is the best thing about Warwick?

The tutors for each course are extremely helpful and their passion for the subject is clearly seen.

What is the worst thing about Warwick?

Probably the weather, but it is quite similar to the rest of the UK.

How is your accommodation?

My accommodation Claycroft, which is on campus, and the rooms have plenty of space. I share my kitchen with 7 other students but it is never crowded and serves as a good environment for socializing. Tesco is only 3 minutes away which is extremely advantageous for a busy university student.

Are you a member of any societies?

Not yet, but I am hoping to join soon.

What are your plans when you graduate?

I would like to work one year in the pharmaceuticals/ biochemistry industry, before I begin my Masters in Genetics.

What would you say to someone considering applying for an Undergraduate Global Excellence scholarship at Warwick, what would it be?

There are hundreds of students applying for this scholarship, but what makes you stand out? What is your selling point? Make sure to prove your strong passion for your chosen course.

What one thing makes you happy about Warwick?

It's a supportive and hardworking community.

Ranudi's course:

BSc Biochemistry is about understanding life on its smallest scale – the molecules and cells that make up organisms - and is one of four degree courses taught by the School of Life Sciences. This course will appeal to those who enjoy both biology and chemistry. You will study the structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids, how gene expression is controlled, how membranes, antibodies and hormones work, and how cells function within multicellular organisms.

Find out more about the BSc Biochemistry course