I lived in Ipswich before I started my previous degree. I moved to Norfolk to study Biological Sciences. I didn’t really like it, so I moved home to be a carer.
I worked at two supported living facilities, providing care for people with a range of disabilities full time. I loved the work and my clients and found that I was good at looking after people with complex needs. The Adult Nursing degree was advertised here at the University of Suffolk so I applied through clearing and now I’m here.
I'm a mature student and I applied in August and went for the February intake. I hadn’t thought of applying until then and I went through Clearing, which was a bit easier as a mature student than going through UCAS.
I wanted to continue working where I am now and it’s close to where I live so it’s a bit easier travel-wise. I was also really familiar with the area and it’s location, and I’d heard really good things about it from other students. I rang up and spoke to one of the Clearing advisors and they took down my grades and previous work history and sent them over to the tutor. I got an interview really quickly and the overall process was quite easy.
I've been enjoying the teaching style at Suffolk. It’s a science-based course and we have some lectures, but they also seem to try to do different teaching styles which works better for me. The class sizes a bit smaller, so you get more time with lecturers and they seem really friendly and want to help.
My advice is to just go in and have a chat with Infozone. They’re all really friendly and you never know where it could lead!