As part of the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree we are offering at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) students will get to spend their final year of the degree in the UK at the School of Biomedical Sciences. The reason the final year (whereas the first two years are at our NUMed campus) is based in the UK is because it is a research intensive year consisting of lectures from a number of world leading researchers based in 7 research institutes across campus. Plus, the students have to complete a final year research project, and for that they may be based in one of the research institutes.
One of the institutes that will be teaching students in their final year at Newcastle University, UK, and in which students may be based for their projects, is the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB) and they have just set up a series of social media sites that give access to information on what is going on in the Institute. You can catch up on their latest news at:
Or their own blog: ICaMB – Inside Cells and Molecules Blog
You can read about some of their thinking behind why they are doing this in Social Media from an Institutional Perspective – Why are we on there?.