The University of Suffolk Made Me

Success stories from our inspirational graduates

Discover the paths that our inspirational alumni have taken following their university journey. So many success stories, from getting their dream job, overcoming personal problems, meeting their future partner at the University of Suffolk and even babies! #UniSuffolkMadeMe

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How Uni Suffolk Made Me

"You are probably thinking that this is just another happy ending to a love story, but truth is, our journey together so far has been far from easy!  We first met back in our second year at the University of Suffolk, in 2015. I was at the time studying BA Hons English, while Emily ...

I convinced myself that I needed to try something new at University.  I studied Film in college but had been put off by poor experiences.  I moved to Coventry University to study Events Management, only to realise I had made a huge mistake.  A friend of mine had recently joined U...

I graduated in 2018, doing my BSc (Hons) degree in Mental Health Nursing. Upon graduating, I worked as a Forensic Mental Health Nurse on a male low secure unit, and I am now a Charge Nurse on a psychiatric intensive care unit, for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. The best...

I started nursing in 1987 at the Swindon and Bath school of nursing and to this day my family are amazed I managed the early mornings and the discipline! I qualified as a Nurse in 1990 and worked initially in intensive care and recovery, and was camp nurse for a summer camp in Ame...

Myself and my partner Jasmine met each other at the University of Suffolk. I studied BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Jasmine studied BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing. We both met at university, and obviously had a mutual interest in each others career paths. We hit it off straight a...

I think one of the most important things I gained from my time at University was the belief and confidence in myself that I can achieve. During my school years with my learning difficulties, dyslexia and dyscalculia I was told that I would find University too difficult. ...

I finished my undergraduate degree in 2003 and had often considered an MBA – I liked the breadth of study and the fact that I could apply what I studied to my own role just as easily as someone in a different role or sector. It was an easy decision to study at Suffolk, the content...

Going back to ‘school’ later in life as a mature student was quite daunting to be honest, but at the University of Suffolk I was always made to feel that my life experiences meant something.  I didn’t do very well at school. I got the minimum grades I needed to be able to...

I qualified as a registered general nurse in December 1994 and once qualified I joined the theatre team at Royal Preston Hospital where I remained for the next six months before moving to sunny Suffolk in July 1995.  I then joined the gynaecology theatre team as a scrub nurse, gai...

I am originally from Romania, but ever since I was a little kid I wanted to study abroad and move away. Suffolk was my first choice, but the course that I finished was not. I initially decided to come and study Radiography, but ended up studying Event and Tourism Management, which I...

Hi, my name is Cami and I proudly say that I am one of University of Suffolk’s graduates. My home country is Romania, being born in a city called Focsani. How I choose Ipswich and its university dates back to high school when I wanted to challenge my knowledge and try to be the be...

For me, school wasn’t particularly successful. I was pushed to go to college but told I wouldn’t amount to much. I've worked within education for over 20 years but was always told that that university wasn't for me. Fortunately, my foster father disagreed, and with his support ...

When I look where I've come from and see where life is taking me, it has been one heck of a ride. At age 16, I moved into The Foyer (Supported accommodation for homeless young people) but managed to get through GCSEs and A-levels despite a chaotic lifestyle. I was even accepted to U...

Inspiration, motivation, vindication.  ...

Studying for an MA at the University of Suffolk allowed me to develop my ideas and interests with the support of tutors and peers. Studying for an MA allowed me to grow both personally and professionally, so much so that one of my university projects developed into a successful ...

The prospect of going back to higher education as a mother to three young children was rather daunting. It made me feel scared and worried whether I would be able to keep up with the pressures surrounding academic studies. Even though I was already a graduate it had been easier be...

I chose Graphic Design as I have always had a love for it, although I didn't realise it had a name at the time! I still have my very first branding project from when I was eight years old. ...

In contrast to other universities I visited when making my choice of where to study, I felt lecturers at the University of Suffolk were more approachable, more involved with their students and generally available to respond to questions and offer support where needed. The class size...

One of my greatest passions in life is English: both the language, and the literature. I love the linguistics and semantics of English, and I love the way it can be used to explore and demonstrate creativity.  This is why the BA (Hons) English Course at University of Suffolk was a...