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Laura Nelson


Studying Events Management and Tourism and Events at the University of Sunderland truly changed Laura Nelson’s life, who is now armed with both a BA and an MSc. During her time at the University, Laura visited the University campuses in London and Hong Kong, and also visited Barcelona and New York. The best part is that she is now employed by the University as a Postgraduate Academic Assistant working within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events department.

The employability opportunities and support were definitely the main reason why I chose the University of Sunderland. The University isn’t just focused on what grades students graduate with, they really do care about what students are doing post-graduation, whether this is full-time employment or further study.

I am particularly proud of my personal development. I left sixth form as a very shy individual with less than average grades. The University of Sunderland has helped me develop as an academic and improve my confidence to the point where I can now successfully deliver lectures to a large number of students.

I achieved the highest grade in the third-year exam and graduated with an overall First in undergraduate study. Regarding my postgraduate achievements, I achieved a distinction in every single assignment in my master’s degree, resulting in an overall distinction.

Now, my job role at the University is essentially 50% lecturing and 50% PhD, therefore I will become Dr Nelson in four years’ time - what an achievement! The University is not just a fantastic place to study, but also to work. Be prepared for the most rewarding journey of your life. The experience of studying at the University of Sunderland is life-changing.”

Published 1 February 2019

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