Klara H., BISB Graduate 2018
After BISB, Klara ended up going to the University of Glasgow to study Neuroscience. In Glasgow, she chosed the accelerated path that skipped all of the 1st year. This material had largely been covered in IB, so with that BISB helped her better understand the university material.
During her 1st year, Klara applied to the Study Abroad scheme. She was selected to participate in the exchange program offered by the University of California and placed in the Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. This was the best experience of her life. The campus was beautiful, the extra-curricular activities very broad and all students were encouraged to participate in world-class research laboratories. With the Track and Field club, they hosted the 1st ever UCLA all-commers meet and she joined Dr. Reggie Edgerton’s lab as a research assistant to a clinical trial studying therapy for spinal cord injury.
In her final year, Klara wrote her dissertation about sex differences in pain and will present her project to the whole university of Glasgow at the Let’s Talk About [X] conference. Thanks to Ms. Eastwood and her recommendation as well as my supervisor and Dr. Edgerton, Klara was accepted to Oxford to join their first class psychiatry research program, hopefully, followed by a PhD at Oxford.
"I think the main thing BISB gave me was security and support throughout my early life. Only after coming to university and having to do everything by yourself did I realise the amount of background work that went into our studies. Especially the final year application process that I had to do by myself for Master's level study. Throughout my university, I look back on our Psychology and Biology lessons in IB and they provide warm memories and a stable foundation of knowledge."