Before my studies, I was working in a call centre and I decided I wanted a career change. I wanted to do something where I could help people, I wanted something challenging. I chose to study at the University of Sunderland because I had heard that the employment rate for graduates was high. I had also studied at Sunderland previously and was comfortable with the University.
You should definitely research your courses; I actually changed from Criminology to Sociology in my second year. I felt I enjoyed the Sociology modules more and my best subjects were Policy and Research. I struggled a little in my second year due to the change in courses but I got through it thanks to the great support from lecturers. I received support from support services, lecturers and my course leader for many reasons at University. The support network is brilliant and I couldn’t have done it without that support.
Since graduating, my career path is going really well. I started doing support work in supported accommodation. I have since been given an unconditional offer for a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Sunderland and I intend to join the Probation Service in the future. My Masters in Psychology starts in September, and I'm really looking forward to it!
I would absolutely recommend the University of Sunderland! I already have to a friend who is now due to start in September on Psychology with Integrated Foundation Year. Studying at the University of Sunderland was like being at a theme park on the biggest rollercoaster – there have been ups and downs along with scary moments but there were a lot of moments where it all ran smoothly with laughs and giggles along the way."
Published 22 August 2018