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I've been so privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university, and it's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far
- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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26 March 2019

Child nursing student Lauren shares the speech she wrote for the annual Nursing Times Awards, about finding your feet - and your family - at university. Read more…

1 May 2018

I was a nervous wreck turning up to Islington Ambulance Station at the beginning of my placement. I was introduced to my mentor and crew mate (I had absolutely no reason to be scared as they are lovely) and given a quick tour of the station and ambulances. Read more…

10 April 2018

When applying to university, the campus is just as important as the university itself. For a course such as Paramedic Science, the environment you are in can make or break the whole experience, so it is important to focus on what’s important for you. Read more…

4 April 2018

Recently I worked at an interview day on campus for the Paramedic Science course, and was pleased to see how many were well prepared for such an occasion. Read more…

4 April 2018

The first few weeks of University were the most daunting yet exciting few weeks! Packed full of moving miles from home, making new friends, freshers fairs and events, and for the unlucky ones…freshers flu, the first few weeks seem to come and go in a flash! Read more…

5 February 2018

It has been rather a long time since I wrote a blog post as I've had surgery. I'm sure that the experience of being a patient will help me, as a paramedic, to really connect to my future patients. Read more…

18 January 2018

Hannah studied BA (Hons) Social Work and graduated in 2017. She's now working as a social worker for Essex County Council: read about her experiences. Read more…

1 December 2017

I initially went to university elsewhere to study English literature and philosophy. But I decided I wanted to apply myself to something care-orientated, where I could make a difference to people’s lives. With this in mind, I applied to be a student mental health nurse at Anglia Ruskin. Read more…

29 November 2017

Child Nursing student Jade Skerritt reflects on her placement in Nepal, where she developed her skills by working on paediatric and maternity wards in rural and built-up areas of the Himalaya. Read more…

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