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I set up a complementary health practice for my mother in 2013, with every intention to return to ‘my own thing’ once it had become established.  At the time, my own thing was in London within a company publishing live music magazines and hosting events.  Moving back to Suffol...

I have always loved helping and supporting others. I was particularly interested in working with children, having grown up in a large family with over thirty cousins. I started to learn about social work because my auntie was a foster carer. I built relationships with the children s...

I chose to study a MA in Education Studies to further consolidate and enhance my knowledge of pedagogical theory and research, after teaching in further education for several years. The course has allowed me explore and extend my critical thinking, analytical skills and research ski...

I wanted to share a few thoughts I had, reflecting on my time in the MA program at Suffolk. I remember when I first signed up for my modules and then arriving to my first class- I was full of anxiety about what I may have gotten myself into. It had been between 2 and 3 years since m...

John West-Burnham is an independent writer, teacher and consultant in education leadership with a particular interest in leadership learning and development and innovative approaches to learning in schools and communities. He has been a schoolteacher, teacher trainer, education offi...

Rebecca Crerar grew up in Suffolk and has lived here for most of her life. She studied Psychology at the University of Nottingham, but had a lifelong interest in languages, cultures and international issues. After travelling, Rebecca moved back to Suffolk in 2000 and secured a job w...

Katherine joined the University of Suffolk in November 2019, shortly after graduating with an MA in Woman and Child Abuse Studies with Distinction from London Metropolitan University. Before returning to academia, Katherine worked in the voluntary sector, where she was employed at a...

Olumide is a Research Fellow and Interim Head of Centre for Abuse Research (CARe) at the University of Suffolk. She has a cross-disciplinary research experience straddling both economics and sociology. Her core specialisms are in applying economic and sociological methods in the fi...

My name is Ferduse. I live in Ipswich and am supporting my second child to visit universities and understand the application process. Processes are constantly changing and I have noticed a difference from when my first child applied, for example the personal statement they are re...

Ruth Paton is Innovation Centre (IWIC) Manager within the Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship department supporting enterprise and business development at the University of Suffolk. ...

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