PhD student Stuart Pearce is an alumnus twice over having studied a BSc and MRes in Biomedical Science in 2013 and 2015. Here he talks to us about some of the things he loves, some which he loves to hate and his memories of St George's.


What do you currently do?
I'm a PhD student at Barts and the London researching Cardiovascular Disease, focussing on Aneurysms’ (an excessive localised swelling of the wall of an artery) and Arteriosclerosis (a disease of the arteries characterised by the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls).

Where are you if you are not in your office/surgery/hospital?
In a rowing boat on the river.

What’s your favourite film?
My favourite film is Forrest Gump.

What or who would you consign to room 101?

What would your super power be?
I would have super strength or be unbreakable.

Who would play you in the film of your life story?
It would definitely be Martin Freeman.

What is your favourite word?
Parallelogram  - a flat shape with opposite sides parallel and equal in length.

How would you like to be remembered?
I'd like to be thought of as hard working and someone who looked after his family and friends.

What’s the most important lesson life has taught you?
To be patient and not to be scared to take opportunities when they arise.. even if its not what you planned.

What is your favourite memory of SGUL?
Summer Ball in my second year and graduation.

Are you still in touch with people you studied with?
Yes, many people. I made some of my best friends at St George's.

How would you sum up your time at SGUL in three words?
Eventful, Challenging and Rewarding.