Science Communication and Policy BSc - Steph McGovern
Student profile: Steph McGovern
Degree: Science Communication and Policy BSc
I chose to study at UCL because it has a world-class reputation. Also being in the heart of London meant I was able to combine my studies with a part-time job at the BBC in London. This was a crucial time in building my journalism career.
The modular structure of the programme meant that I could study a diverse range of topics. Along with the major science subjects, I also took courses in economics, Spanish and philosophy. What also struck me was how approachable the lecturers were. Despite the fact that they were teaching hundreds of students they always made time for me and genuinely cared about how I was doing. I believe this made a big difference to how well I did.
The friends I made at UCL have gone on to do all kinds of different jobs in various industries. Sometimes it feels like I haven’t really left UCL. I have been back to do lectures on the media and to speak at events, and I have attended various reunion parties. The UCL family is one that I am proud to be part of.