Jonny Day

MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy (5 years)

  • Visited Bradford on an Open Day
  • Member of the Climbing Society
  • President of the Rowing Society and Bradford Association of Pharmacy Students
Photo of Jonny doing practical work

So far, what's been the best aspect of studying Pharmacy at Bradford?

Every year we do Work Based Learning. It's usually two days in a community pharmacy and one day in a hospital pharmacy.

These mini placements have given me an insight into what working as a Pharmacist involves. They have given me the opportunity to put the theoretical elements of the course into practice.

A key highlight for me was having the most incredible opportunity to study abroad for two weeks. I went to China, Sichuan province, during my second year. It was an unforgettable experience.


Are you involved in any sports, clubs or societies?

I came to Bradford with the ambition to get as much out of my time here as possible. By taking part in roles within the university and the Students' Union I've learnt loads.

I'm a member of the Climbing Society, President of the Rowing Society and President of the Bradford Association of Pharmacy Students.

Climbing is something that I've done all my life but rowing was a sport I'd never tried. It was great to try out something completely different as well as continue my existing hobby.

Being a part of a society is a great way to meet new friends. Our Wednesday night socials are the pinnacle of the student experience!

Are you involved in any sports, clubs or societies?

Have you been involved in any volunteering projects during your time here? 

There are tons of volunteering opportunities to get involved with here at Bradford.

I've been on the executive committees for all of the clubs I'm involved with. I've also taken part in loads of RAG (Raise and Give) events. I've done everything from organising a huge slip-n-slide down the Amp on campus, to jumping out of a plane for Marie Curie!

The opportunities are seriously endless.

What was it like moving away from home?

Tough but good fun. I lived in The Green in my first year. I chose it because it was on campus and it meant that I could literally roll out of bed and get to my lectures on time. 

Living in student accommodation is the most incredible way to learn how bad you are at life! From working out how to use a washing machine to dealing with getting yourself locked out at 2am, it's a real wake up call. 

Even though you are thrown in at the deep end, everyone else is too. I met lots of friends at The Green which helped me settle into student life at Bradford.

What was it like moving away from home?

What are your plans for the future?

I'm still really unsure about what I'm going to do when I graduate. I'm probably going to take a bit of time off to go travelling and then look for a career in public health or health promotion.

I might even do another Masters or a PhD – who knows! I'm going to keep my options open. 

What advice would you give to students that are considering applying to the University of Bradford? 

The advice I'd give would be to come and see campus for yourself, you'll instantly realise how diverse and friendly it is here. 

Also, ask a million questions to every Student Ambassador, staff member or tutor you see! Make sure you have all of your questions about the course, student life or accommodation answered to help you make the right decision. 

I chose Bradford because of the friendly atmosphere I felt when I visited on Open Day

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