Pete Duncan

Marine Biology was a course that I was really interested in studying when deciding which Universities to apply to. The University of Liverpool is a highly rated institution for this subject, and combined with the cultural and sporting attractions of the city, it was a no brainer for me personally.

The part of my BSc Marine Biology course that I enjoyed the most was the field trips. It was always great fun to go away with your course mates for a week or so – and the lecturers and research staff weren’t too bad either!

I currently work at the University of Manchester as a postgraduate programme administrator. My job involves recruitment, admissions and monitoring of approximately 115 international postgraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. My day-to-day activities include processing of applications, face-to-face student contact and providing support for a Faculty-wide international student recruitment initiative.

During my undergraduate degree I had to develop strong organizational skills which have helped immensely in my current role. I plan to apply for an MRes in Biological Sciences starting in September 2014 after having saved up some money.