Case Study

Robert Johnson

BA (Hons) Community and Youth Work Studies


During his time at the University, Robert Johnston massively improved his confidence, critical thinking and now understands the challenges young people face in society and why it is so important to involve them in society through a rights-based approach. Robert is the first in his family to go to university and get a degree and his future career plan includes working for the benefit of children and young people to be recognised and more valued.

I heard the course was very good and that the tutors really supported you with your learning. I am also dyslexic so I researched the student support services as well. However, the main reason I chose the University was because they had the degree that I wanted to study and provided me with the foundation to fully understand the connection between theory and community change.

The lecturers were amazing, the time and energy they had for me were second to none. Studying here also allowed me to apply for jobs which I wasn't qualified for without the degree. 

The change to how I viewed the world and questioned everything around me for social justice has changed."

Published 27 March 2019

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