The University of Wolverhampton has approachable, kind, and caring staff such as Emma Clemson and Dr Whitehead leading the Forensics course. Being trained on up-to-date equipment in the brand new laboratories was both exciting and beneficial to me entering the current scientific field. The course featured many expert visiting lecturers lecturing their subject area (ranging from crime scene management to blood analysis), which gave me a head start in creating and developing my own professional network. The groups of friends I made at university are all part of my network on LinkedIn and are in different disciplines of science and engineering. The group of friends I made on the first day of my course are still my best friends, unpaid counsellors, and career advisers to this day. We created many lasting memories whilst studying our degree and many more after graduating.
The PGCE I completed at the University of Wolverhampton was insightful and engaging. It taught me a lot about education and even more about myself as an individual, teacher and driver for change. Julie Hughes was the first academic I met from the faculty of education. She has been an inspiration to me ever since, and with her empathetic nature she has taught me that it is possible to be caring and powerful whilst being the fight for the change I want to see.