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.

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’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...

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 ...

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 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...

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 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...

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 was unhappy in my 9-5 job and decided to do something about it. When looking into university I knew I wanted to study somewhere smaller, one that would provide me with support throughout my studies. I didn’t want to be just another number at a larger university. Not only does th...

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 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...