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After completing his A levels at Abbey College Cambridge in 2006, Oliver moved on to study Engineering at The University of Cambridge. He is now completing a PhD in Bioengineering at Cambridge University’s Engineering Department and running his own start-up company, Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems.
‘I am at the end of a PhD in Bioengineering in the Cambridge University Engineering Department, I am also running a start-up I founded in May 2015.’
‘I am planning on growing our company which is designing a medical implant to improve amputee care.’
‘My education begun at Abbey I would say. I was at a state school previous to Abbey and the environment there was one of very low aspiration. I had always wanted to come to Cambridge University and I don’t think I could have got to the academic level required or the correct mind-set to believe I could do so had I stayed at my previous school.’
‘The teachers were the best part of the experience at Abbey, they were very knowledgeable and pushed me to attain an academic level that I knew I was capable of but did not know how to get to.’
‘I am lucky to have had a passion for what I do from a very early age, even while I was at Abbey I knew I wanted to work on the implant I am now designing. The passion for this shone through in my application to Cambridge and my clear desire to achieve a technological goal was, I think, the primary reason I was admitted and have gone on to higher degrees.
While not everyone has a clear vision of what they want to achieve, you will be a more genuine, and likely successful candidate, if you are applying for a degree you want to do for a reason greater than it just being at Cambridge.’
To find out more about Oliver’s’ work, visit the Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems website and read this recent profile of the company in the Guardian.
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