Where Are They Now?

WHAT WAS YOUR LAST EDUCATIONAL SETTING? University of Suffolk WHAT DID YOU STUDY? I first started on a Midwifery course but due to illness I had to withdraw. Instead, I studied Event Management and graduated in 2016. WHAT DID YOU ENJOY ABOUT YOUR STUDIES? I really enjoyed the dynamic course content which was split 50/50… Read more »

by RachelMitchell 9 months ago

WHAT WAS YOUR LAST EDUCATIONAL SETTING?

University of Suffolk

WHAT DID YOU STUDY?

I first started on a Midwifery course but due to illness I had to withdraw. Instead, I studied Event Management and graduated in 2016.

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY ABOUT YOUR STUDIES?

I really enjoyed the dynamic course content which was split 50/50 between theory and in the field, working and organising events. One day I’d be in a Spanish lesson, the next I’d be in a computer lab completing a finance exam.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW SINCE LEAVING?

In my final year of my degree, I won an election for the role of President in the Students’ Union. It was during my time in that role that I was approached about the concept of Student Life as a publication. I loved the idea and got involved right away. Fast forward three years and I am so proud to be part of Student Life as the Director of Editorial.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO BE DOING THIS TIME NEXT YEAR (OR IN THE FUTURE)? SAME CAREER PATH OR DIFFERENT?

I would still hope to be working for Student Life, expanding and growing our project and reaching more and more young people around the UK. I am also a Mental Health First Aid instructor as part of our training arm, Training For Life so I hope by next year I would have been able to equip more individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to support others with mental ill health.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE STILL IN EDUCATION?

Take every opportunity that is presented to you. You may not know where it leads, but the opportunity may not arise again. Above this though, is self-care. Push yourself, but don’t break yourself. Looking after yourself is most important.