GCU has been a place where I have felt comfortable and supported, especially with a learning disability.

2021 BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging graduate Katy Aktemel shares her insight into life at GCU and life after graduating from university.

I chose to study at GCU because…

I was interested in studying Radiography and when learning what the Diagnostic Imaging course entailed, and the experience I would get practicing in that field, I knew I wanted to do that course compared others I had looked at. Furthermore, when visiting the GCU campus, I felt I fit in well.

The most important aspect of my university experience has been…

The support that I had received throughout the 4 years from lecturers and other GCU staff has been brilliant. I am dyslexic and did struggle with academic writing, however the resources and additional classes there for support were extremely helpful. Furthermore, the friendships that I have made with my class has been such an important part of my experience and I am lucky to still have worked with them after qualifying.

My biggest lesson learned so far is…

My biggest lesson I have learned throughout is that no matter how tough it gets, do not give up! There is support there for you and others have most likely gone through a similar experience, especially in todays climate. Always believe in your abilities.

I’m proud to be part of the University for the Common Good because…

GCU has been a place where I have felt comfortable and supported, especially with a learning disability. At first I did fear higher education, but from this experience I know that it is possible.

I get my inspiration from…

I get my inspiration from my parents, who are the hardest working people I know which has inspired my work ethic today.

My next steps look like…

I was lucky enough this year to have worked my first post as a Radiographer alongside those who I had trained with at GCU. I was even luckier recently when I was offered a position for specialist training in Nuclear Medicine, which has been my dream job since I learned about it at University.

 

Thank you to Katy for sharing her GCU experience, if you would like to share your #GCUGradStory visit: https://bit.ly/3C4zNqY 

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