Case Study

Grant Ridley

Countless opportunities to enhance his employability skills convinced Grant Ridley the University of Sunderland was the right choice to study BA (Hons) English Education. The successful young entrepreneur turned to the University to help him spread the enterprise message to the next generation.

Everyone aims to come out of university with a qualification, but there are so many more opportunities to be grabbed while studying to make you more attractive to employers. I took part in the Sunderland Professional Award which rewards undergraduate students for making the most of the work experience, volunteering and employability skills they achieve while studying.

I also took part in the Leading Lights programme, which looks at building leadership qualities that again many employers look for when recruiting graduates.

As well as investing in a qualification, studying at Sunderland offers the opportunity to invest in yourself and your own life experience. I think Sunderland is a great place to study and I wouldn’t choose anywhere else."

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