Nor Akmal Bin Wahab, BTech (Hons) (1980)
Why did you apply to Bradford?
I liked the course offered by Bradford University which allowed me to study the pathophysiology of diseases, as I aim to be a medical scientist. During the sandwich program , I was able to be trained in the medical industry before I graduated.
What was your first impression of the University and the city?
I liked the city because it is located in Yorkshire which is well known for its friendly residents. I was able to practise my religion (Islam) because there is a large Muslim community in Bradford. I like Bradford as it is not big like London but has all the amenities which I required. I also like the surrounding areas around Bradford where I could explore and enjoy the scenery. I also liked the theatre which showed plays that I enjoyed very much.
What did you enjoy the most about your time in Bradford?
I enjoyed spending time with course mates and other friends I met from across the University. The lecturers were very helpful and gave good lectures. The labs were also well equipped, and the library was also very well stocked with books and journals and the national reference library was also nearby (Boston Spa).
Who are you currently working for and what is your job title?
I am working for the Medical School University Sains Malaysia Kelantan Health Campus 16150 Kubang Kerian Kelantan Malaysia and I am appointed as an Associate Professor and Consultant Chemical Pathologist.
What are your goals for the future?
I wish to do collaborative research work with academic staff and postgraduate students in Bradford University. I would like to explore the possibility of a staff and student exchange program between Bradford University and University Sains Malaysia Medical School in Kubang Kerian Kelantan Malaysia.
What advice would you give to current students wishing to get into your career?
The aspiring students should expose themselves to as much as possible to laboratory bench work and learn as much of the new techniques available especially in the genetic engineering fields.