Joanne Murray, BSc Psychology

I wasn’t even sure exactly where Sri Lanka was when I spotted an amazing volunteering opportunity there. I joined Sri Lanka Volunteers Global for five weeks. It’s a newish organisation and it caught my eye as it was started by psychology graduates, which fitted with…

Ambreen Saira Hussain BSc (Hons) Optometry

I was thrilled to be named 2016’s Student of the Year by contact-lens manufacturer CooperVision. I was awarded the title at the National Student Summit at the company’s HQ after presenting my research into the effect of contact-lens material on in-vitro wettability in adverse environmental…

Oliver Stewart, BEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering

I’m being awarded the Best BEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering Student Award at graduation – which is sponsored by Thales, the company I’m now working for – as well as The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Outstanding Project Award. If you’d told me four or…

Damien Mullen MA TV Fiction Writing

I was writing my dissertation for an MA in TV Fiction Writing at GCU when I was approached to write a script for the prestigious A Play, a Pie and a Pint series. I was overwhelmed but it is the biggest opportunity for new writing…

Taczarina Hirani BSc Nursing Studies (Adult)

I balance my studies with my job as a member of the Campus Life team, organising events for international and home students such as the Freshers and Welcome programmes. As a Nursing student I undertake regular placements, which can include weekends, and the team’s flexible…