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Mohammed Bada

Optometry BSc (Hons)

Mohammed is a 2nd year BSc Optometry student. His favourite class is Clinical Skills, and the he can make use of the Clinical Skills Lab to practice.

What do you like most about your degree?

Patient care is always at the forefront of healthcare. Technology has significantly changed healthcare in the past decade, and its potential in healthcare can be revolutionary. As an optometrist, you get to be at the forefront and merge these two aspects by using some the most advanced technologies in practice to screen and diagnose patients.

How did you decide City was best for you?

Further education was always in my plans, I just didn’t know in what or where. I did a lot of research on different programs and universities globally and was drawn to the location of City, University of London.

What do you consider the most valuable about getting a degree in London?

London is truly a global city, from the people, the economy, and its opportunities. What you can do here is not limited to your programme or what you formally studied, and that is invaluable.

What is your favourite class, and why?

Each class is unique in its own way, but Clinical Skills has to be my favourite. Optometry is a very hands on and patient centred profession. Clinical Skills lab allows me to practice both the hard and soft skills that are vitally important to be a successful practitioner.

What is your favourite experience of studying at City?

City is a smaller representation of the city of London. My favourite thing about City is the multiculturalism. With people from all over the world, there is always something to learn from everyone you interact with on campus.

What kind of things have you been involved in outside your course?

I work as a coresearcher on the BAME attainment gap at City, where we try to identify the challenges and barriers ethnic minorities may face in higher education. I’m also a part of the Unibuddy project, providing a link for future applicants to reach out and have a conversation regarding anything they want. But if you just need a sneaker plug, look for me, I got you too.

What would be your top tip for applicants?

Do your research. Reach out to as many people as you can in the field you are interested in. If possible, try to get volunteer or get some experience so you know what you are getting yourself in to.