Our students

We’re celebrating students who’ve taken the bold first steps towards changing their own lives for the better.

Our student profiles highlight inspiring stories of personal transformation from across the University, from those getting started in their chosen fields to those pursuing their passions.

Energetic and energising, these stories embody our purpose to transform the lives of individuals and communities. Our aim is always to equip our students with the ability to adapt and thrive in periods of change.

Read the profiles below to discover more about how our students never stand still and create change in their lives.

The Adult Nursing course has so many opportunities, including connections with other nurses around the world. The lecturers are lovely and have inspired me with their different stories of becoming a nurse and their backgrounds and specialisms. The strong community within the course ...

I was keen to start university, but only made the decision late in the year so I applied through clearing. I chose Suffolk as it offered the degree I needed to further my career and flexible part-time study options, meaning I can balance my work, education and personal life. ...

I love the practical elements of my course, we get to see exotic animals up close with loads of hands-on experience and great support. When I applied, they really listened to me rather than just looking at my grades and my lecturers really inspire me, they never give up on us! ...

I enjoy the designing aspect of my course as we are always learning new skills. My inspiration is seeing where the profession of architecture can take you. All of our lecturers are qualified Architects and we benefit from good links to industry. The facilities are great, I mostly us...

I have been inspired by my lecturers who are very supportive, knowledgeable in their field and make learning so interesting. I feel that I take more in because of the teaching methods that they use. During my first year I was a course rep and every query I put through was attended t...

I applied for University after leaving the military and used the ELCAS scheme as part of the funding. After running into some issues with this, I contacted the University Finance team to explain the situation and they went out of their way to get it resolved. Suffolk has excellent s...

I chose the University of Suffolk because of the specialist facilities and with smaller cohorts I knew I would get plenty of access to them. We use professional level technology on the course and being able to replicate current field work really helps build my CV. With the campus bu...

I spent hours talking to one of the lecturers on an open day. It was refreshing to be able to talk openly with staff about their subject. One of the best parts of the course is collaborating with other students. Developing ideas and filming them as a group helps to bring everyone to...

Before applying, I did my research and found that the Course Leaders and Tutors at the University of Suffolk were friendly and passionate about their subjects. The University provides loads of support and resources, and Infozone is a great starting point for useful information. You ...

I chose the University of Suffolk because it is relatively small and new, for me that meant state-of-the-art facilities and professors that are new and eager to teach students in smaller groups than other universities. You don’t feel like just another number or another random face...

I love how broad the Bioscience course is, allowing us to explore different areas helps us to decide what we can progress onto in the future. My favourite module is cell biology where we look into the behaviour of cells in our body and the formation of cancers. I have been doing a m...

I believe it’s not where you go to university, but who teaches you. Accounting and Financial Management can be very complex but the lecturers at Suffolk who have taught me are amazing. The professors explain it clearly and simply and help is given if you just ask. They are always ...

I really like that Cyber Security sits midway between computing security and human impact security and being a smaller cohort, we do multiple group activities. The lecturers are very approachable and have time to discuss and answer your questions and I enjoy the variety of things we...

The lecturers are really engaging and supportive, their enthusiasm is infectious and the location is fantastic! I was given all the support I needed to enrol and get started. We have loads of access to facilities, both digital and analogue and everything is well laid out. See for yo...

I enjoy studying a subject that I am so passionate about. Anything and everything can inspire me, however a lot about living here helps with that. ...

I chose to study at the University of Suffolk because of how they individualise students. They know that every student is different, and they learn differently, at a different pace, so they really make an effort to personalise your learning. When considering my options, I felt that ...

I chose to study History at the University of Suffolk for several reasons. The content, for one thing, is excellent. It begins by providing a fundamental foundation of skills and content before presenting more specific choices that allow you to specialise or to remain quite broad. T...

I moved to England two years ago to gain experience and to improve my English. I chose to study at the University of Suffolk because it offers great opportunities for the future, and after visiting the University during an open day, I realised that here you are recognised as an indi...

I grew up in the Philippines, which was a wonderful experience, but I found myself at 17 with no goals, poor grades, and what felt like bleak prospects ahead of me. I then bucked my ideas up and forced myself to work as hard as I could for my last year of high school, where I recogn...

I am a very indecisive person and find it difficult to make decisions, particularly when it is one that will have such a huge impact on my life and future career. I was accepted for an interview at three different universities. When I went to the interview at the University of Suffo...

Brandon graduated from the University of Suffolk in 2020, with a BA (Hons) in Event and Tourism Management. Throughout his undergraduate degree, he worked as a Student Ambassador and was elected Business School Officer to improve the student experience.  ...

I always knew that working within the care setting would be for me, but I didn’t expect to love midwifery quite to this extent. I adore working in partnership with women and their families, learning about the physiology of pregnancy and facilitating the birth of a new life. ...

I chose to study at the University of Suffolk because it is small and innovative. I’m not just a number, I’m a person. The integration of theory and practice, and the fact the assessments are all based on coursework, is why I chose the Fine Art in particular. It’s not about wh...

I came to an open day when I was first looking at universities. I remember having a really long conversation with a lecturer about what I was doing for my A Levels and what I wanted to do in the future. That interest in me as an individual showed me that I would be supported, and a ...

Before joining Suffolk, I was working as an assistant in the Radiology department of my local hospital. I’d been doing this for a few years and decided I wanted to further my career and become a Radiographer myself. I completed an Access to Higher Education diploma first then secu...

I’m originally from Bulgaria but it has always been a dream of mine to study abroad and begin a career in the UK. I have always wanted to specialise in the web development industry. Of course, a degree is important in this industry and enables you to choose what area you would lik...