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Nicole Smith

SJR Class of 2014
Studied at SJR
A level Biology
A level Chemistry
A level Sociology
Where after
University of Liverpool
BSc Chemistry 2.1
After studying at SJR, Nicole went on to study a Bachelor of Science Degree at The University of Liverpool and completed a masters in Advanced Chemical Sciences with the research in development of responsive polymer microparticles for future applications in drug delivery. Currently, Nicole is studying towards her PGCE to allow her to follow her ultimate dream of becoming a Science Teacher with the aim to inspire the ‘Chemists of the Future.’
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