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Since graduating, I’ve been working in homeless prevention helping people from all different walks of life, from victims of domestic abuse to people suffering with mental health problems and addictions. It’s very different to my photography degree. I was volunteering at a homele...

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the second year of my A levels. It was completely out of the blue and that was something I had to take on board whilst starting university. I was only diagnosed at 16 so it was quite a big change sitting my A level exams, starting university a...

I guess you could say I’m not your stereotypical careers adviser. I started speedway racing when I was 8 years old; my dad bought my first junior bike. I was the Ipswich mascot for a few years and we would go to Wimbledon every Wednesday evening so I could ride before and after t...

I was put in to care at the beginning of secondary school. It was really disruptive - I was constantly told I couldn’t go to university and that it wasn’t made for people like me. That just baffled me. It could be easy for someone in my situation to go down the wrong path, but I...

I’m from Galway in Ireland, and when I first moved to Ipswich, I didn’t really know anyone other than my family. I was a massive loner! That’s why I started training - I wanted something that would occupy my time. Back in Ireland, I was involved with sports all my life. I was ...

I loved maths; it was all I had wanted to do. I went away to university and started my maths degree but in my first year, I fell ill quite suddenly. I remember the doctor saying to me, ‘we need to get you to hospital’. They couldn’t give me a diagnosis. At first, they thought ...

I had been listening to a podcast called ‘The Guilty Feminist’ who support Help Refugees, a charity that distributes food and clothing to refugees. So I took myself off to volunteer in Calais during my summer break; I thought I would go and see what I could do. It felt like a ri...

I always knew I wanted to work within the care setting. I considered dance, which is very different, but decided on midwifery because everything about pregnancy and how the baby develops really fascinates me. I’ve always found the human body interesting. Midwifery isn’t somethin...

I had my first of six liver transplants when I was months old and the second from a living donor, my mum. The impact of suddenly being told at six weeks that your child has liver disease and having to watch your son, firstborn, go through all this pain and trauma must have been unbe...

Mark is an accredited (UKSCA) Strength and Conditioning Coach with a wealth of experience working within football. Whilst completing his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (first-class honours) at the University of Brighton, he gained experience at Cambridge United (as U18 Strength...

I started working for Learning Services as a member of the Evening and Weekend Team in September 2018. Since then, I have picked up further daytime duties. On a day-to-day basis, you will find me assisting with the completion of the library’s administrative tasks (processing inter...

I began working for the University of Suffolk Library as an evening and weekend assistant in 2016 soon after finishing my undergraduate degree. Since then I have also progressed within the daytime team where I work on the helpdesk and support the library in some of its core administ...

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