Ellisia Williams

Year of Graduation: 2022

  • Course Master of Pharmacy
  • School School of Pharmacy
  • Nationality British
  • Current job title Student Ambassador
My favourite memories within my course include perform laboratory practical sessions as you create products which are made and used in people's day-to-day lives. This helps to put your knowledge into practice and is enjoyable for people who have an interest in the practical aspect of pharmacy. I have enjoyed meeting a range of people and having the opportunity to engage with different activities to reflect the roles and responsibilities of practicing pharmacists. Studying pharmacy has helped me to gain essential communication skills and key knowledge within the pharmacy industry. The course allows you to explore different branches and career paths within pharmacy; giving you the opportunity to speak to qualified pharmacists/ people in the pharmacy field, visit different facilities and get an insight into the various roles within pharmacy. Having the excellent facilities and staff who are specialists in their field allows us students to get the best opportunities and advice. The variety of teaching methods such as practical sessions, practice consultations, workshops and lectures help to reinforce our learning, which has been very beneficial for me personally during my studies.
A key part of studying Pharmacy and working within Pharmacy is being able to work in a team and communicate effectively with others. The group-based work, team-based learning and presentations all challenge your collaborative skills and teach you how to work well with others. The skills I have gained from this have been beneficial for me within other aspects of the course such as gaining consultation skills and helping my personal growth. We also have the chance to work with students within other years of the course such as mentors, which is also a great way to get advice and tips on how best to study.
I would absolutely recommend to study at the University of Wolverhampton as the facilities are great and the working environment is ideal for learners no matter how you prefer study. The pharmacy course in particular is run by staff who are passionate and well educated in the area. They are able to offer students advise and introduce us to opportunities within the field such as work experience and jobs and work hard to support you through your studies with the University. I would advise potential students to make the most of the opportunities offered by the University in the form of placements and workshops. I also recommended that you get experience within the field (such as local pharmacies), as it can be beneficial to put your skills/ knowledge into practice.