Razna Ahmed, Clinical Neuroscience MSc
Why did you choose to study your programme and what made you choose the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology?
Neuroscience has always fascinated me, the brain is the most wonderful and unique organ. The discipline of neuroscience is constantly evolving and there is constantly scope to discover and learn more.
I chose to do it at UCL because of their world-renowned facilities huge breadth of specialties. There is the option to do more focused clinical research as well as lab based. Covering specialties from dementia to stroke, there is lots to choose from and learn about. Being placed on QS really immerses you into the heart of Neuroscience particularly as you’re based at the National Hospital itself.
What do enjoy most about your programme?
The huge selection of modules available and the lecturers and faculty are super helpful and supportive.
What impact has receiving the scholarship had for you?
It has allowed me to focus on my studies and dedicate more time to it. It has allowed me to spend more time exploring other interests within Neuroscience and gain more clinical experience.
What advice would give prospective students thinking of studying at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology?
Keep an open mind about which aspects of neuroscience you enjoy. There’s so much to choose from and you’ll be surprised how much you will enjoy it.
What are your plans for the future once you have completed your degree?
I will be returning to medical school and completing my medical degree. I aspire to specialise in something neuroscience related (neurology or neurosurgery).
Is there anything else you would like to say about your time at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology?
It’s been an absolutely wonderful experience and I am thoroughly enjoying it.