Hello! My name's Alex Dixon,
I'm 21 years old and am currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of the West of England while also working as an on-call student warden in my accommodation (5pm-9am weekdays, all day on weekends and bank holidays.) My ambition is to
move onto a Medicine degree after my Biomedical Sciences degree, and then become a doctor.
I was born in Caerphilly and moved to Hereford at a young age. I was brought up around technology and so my life essentially now revolves around it.
A lot of the technology I own is Apple products; I founded my own technology blog (named TapHub) and I record and edit videos on my YouTube channel (which vary in genre from tech to music-based.)
I've also had a passion for science from a young age, buying human anatomy pop-up books and watching medical and scientific television shows or YouTube videos to broaden my knowledge of the subject.
My knowledge of the subject has allowed me to ace exams with flying colours and get to the position I'm in today. I'm studying a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Bristol UWE University and then a degree in Medicine to become a doctor (in particularly, specialising in Cardiology.)
- • English Language - A
- • English Literature - B
- • Maths - A
- • Science - A*
- • Science Double - A*
- • Music - A*
- • I.C.T - A*
- • History - A
- • French - A
- • R.E - B
- • P.E - B
I took my GCSE examinations in 2007 at Whitecross High School Hereford. That year, we broke all previous records by achieving
the highest percentage of A*-C grades that the school had ever seen: Over 50% of students achieving the required grades.
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- • Maths (A Level) - B
- • Biology (A Level) - B
- • Chemistry (A Level) - B
- • English Language (AS Level) - A
- • Music Technology (AS Level) - C
- • ICT (AS Level) - E (taken in high school with no teacher)
I studied for two years in Hereford Sixth Form College where I took 5 AS Levels, dropping to 3 A2 levels in year 2. I
took my ICT GCSE early at high school, so was asked if I wanted to take the AS Level early (in Year 11) and so I did so and
self taught myself the course.
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- • Maths Challenge 2004 - Bronze
- • Maths Challenge 2005 - Gold
- • Maths Challenge 2006 - Gold
- • Maths Challenge 2007 - Bronze
- • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award - 2008
- • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award - 2009
- • Minster's Cricket Festival 2005 - First Place
- • Magistrates Court "Mock Trials" 2004 - "Most Improved School"
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - PE Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - Citizenship Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - Science Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - Maths Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - Humanities Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2005 - Student of the Year
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2007 - Music Excellence
- • Whitecross Achievement Evening 2007 - Student of the Year
These are achievements I've obtained outside of conventional educational examinations.
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- • Apple Sales Training 2011 - Silver
- • Apple Sales Training 2011 - Gold
- • Apple Sales Professional 2011
- • Apple Product Professional 2011
While in work, I also took courses to further myself in my field of work, while still maintaining a high workflow.
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06/2005 - 09/2005
10/2005 - 12/2005
01/2006 - 04/2006
11/2008 - 05/2010
01/03 - Present
06/2010 - Present
Frequently Asked Questions
What other hobbies do you have?
I'm a keen gamer and play on pretty much every console still available for purchase. I also love music (listening to and creating,) and so I released a free album in 2009 with loads of songs that I'd covered, and it got a lot of downloads. I also like to write my own songs too but none of them have become polished enough to show off to people yet!
What do you do in your free time?
If I have free time, I'll probably be using it to either plan and film a video for YouTube or mindlessly trawling the internet for quite interesting things!
Do you read books?
I wish I could say I did! I used to, all the time. And in fact, sometimes I feel like picking up one of my Harry Potter books are starting from the beginning (they're probably the only book I still read today!) I have hundreds of eBooks on my iPad and Kindle but I can either never find time to read them or I just don't feel like reading. The last book I read was Russell Brand's "My Bookywook 2" and that was a few months ago now!
Do you watch films then?
Again - I'm not a "film person." I've never seen classics like James Bond, Austin Powers or American Pie. I have Lord of the Rings on BluRay but I haven't watched them yet! And now Orange (phone network) are doing this offer where you can get a free film rental on iTunes every week, and I've downloaded 3 so far and not watched them. I much prefer TV shows like Lost, Chuck, The Inbetweeners, Fawlty Towers, Glee and loads more... but saying that, I've never seen an episode of Friends!
What are your favourite quotes?
"When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless."
- Chris Colfer.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss.
"I want to put a dent in the universe."
- Steve Jobs.
"Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory."
- Russell Brand.