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Adrian Grimes

BSc Biochemical Sciences

Jaded by the music industry, rock vocalist Adrian Grimes remembered an inspirational encounter with a marine biologist and decided to change his life. Two Birkbeck courses, Access to Science and BSc Biochemical Sciences, gave him the qualifications he needed. He is now reading for a PhD in marine biomedicine in the USA.

'Before I joined Birkbeck, my only qualifications were an HGV licence and a lifeguard medal. At first I didn’t think I would cope, but once I started studying, I couldn’t stop. I was like a sponge. I just wanted to know more and more. Now I’m working on my PhD.'

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