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Sandra Ebiakpo Adeoye

Lagos, Nigeria

MSc Inequality and Society

After leaving employment to care for her two daughters, Sandra Adeoye decided it was time to go back to education and enrolled on the MSc Inequality and Society at the University of Sunderland. When she graduates, she hopes to work with disadvantaged people of colour to give them a voice based on their educational background.

Before I joined the University, I had been out of paid employment for a while so I could care for my two daughters full-time, alongside running a small business from home. I yearned for more and wanted to use my voice in a career that matters to me, which is why I joined the MSc Inequality and Society course at Sunderland.

I was drawn to the University of Sunderland largely because of their equality statement, which really resonated with me. It was clear that everyone would be made to feel welcome and be given an equal chance to thrive. I’d recommend it to anyone thinking of coming to study here.

The course has really allowed me to expand on my knowledge of world issues and I’ve found the Inequality, Diversity and Intersectionality module particularly interesting. My advice to anybody considering joining the course would be to remain open-minded and be ready to embrace change. Don’t be afraid to speak up or question your prior beliefs. The whole experience has been completely worth it.

When I graduate, my goal is to open myself up to all opportunities the world has to offer. I aim to work with disadvantaged people of colour who may not have a voice based on their educational background.

If I could sum up my experience here at the University of Sunderland it would be that it’s been a truly worthwhile journey and the best jumpstart towards even bigger opportunities.”

Published 10 February 2022

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