Faces of Suffolk

Welcome to Faces of Suffolk. Every week on social media, we will feature a story from one of our students, staff or alumni. The aim of Faces of Suffolk is to showcase our people and the stories that have shaped who we are today.

Stories range from fearless and courageous to inspirational and entertaining. We hope you enjoy Faces of Suffolk and enjoy finding out about who we are and who makes the University of Suffolk the bold, fearless and inspirational community that it is today.

Students, staff and alumni - if you are interested in Faces of Suffolk and would like to tell your story, we're all ears. Drop an email to facesofsuffolk@uos.ac.uk

Faces of Suffolk

I’m studying Early Childhood Studies and automatically you think of primary teaching, but I don’t want to be a teacher. I want to travel and set up schools to help people who are less fortunate than us. Sometimes I look at my life and I think yeah, I’ve had it all.  I’ve al...

At the age of two and a half, I was diagnosed with Leukaemia. By four and a half, after two years of chemotherapy and my parents fearing they were going to lose me, I survived. After receiving such fantastic care I knew I wanted to go into children’s nursing and it just so happene...

I’ve entered the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Every year it starts at the Canary Islands and you row 3,000 miles to finish in Antigua. They say more people have been in to space and climbed Everest than rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. I’ve been a rower for about two yea...

I’ve always been the arty, creative one. Where there were flaws and struggles with my dyslexia, I overcame it and tried not to see it as a negative, but as a positive. It was my mum who realised it when I was about five or six. She rang the school who said ‘she’s just lazy’ ...