Guest post by Laurence de Lussy Kubisa (Biochemistry, Yr 2):
Whilst many of you may know me as a fun-loving free spirit – I am, occasionally, forced to reign in my frivolities and concentrate on more serious matters. The issue of coursework in Life Sciences has been one such intrusive subject. Crucially, I feel that it has proved a relatively unsatisfactory supplement to my course and yet holds so much potential for Life Sciences degrees.
It is absolutely essential for both training as a scientist and development of life skills to be able to communicate ideas and solve problems. These are skills to be primarily developed through the coursework assignments.