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Professor Andrew King opens the day
Professor Andrew King opens the day

The first MSc Neuroscience Alumni Day was held on 4th October at Experimental Psychology. The day was a great success with representatives from most years, the only exceptions being the first 2 cohorts from 1995 and 1996. In total more than 100 alumni and staff associated with the programme attended. Course director Professor Andrew King and course lecturer Dr Deborah Clarke opened the day which consisted of 7 talks from alumni at different stages of their careers and concluded with a presentation from Professor Nick Rawlins (the first Director of the programme) discussing the setting up of the course.

The MSc is hugely successful and was recently assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education who awarded the maximum rating for all aspects of the programme. Around 60% of all graduates continue to doctoral research in Oxford or elsewhere. The course forms the first year of the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience which has recently been renewed providing funding for 5 students each year from 2014-2018 inclusive.

Former students can join a Facebook page created by Dr Deborah Clarke. This provides a valuable resource to keep in contact with other alumni. Join the Previous MSc Neuroscience students.