Elderly people often get forgotten about – I chose this course so that I could help make social care better for them.
While I was thinking about what to do next, I took a job as a Wellbeing Co-ordinator in a nursing home. I planned activities for the residents to help them get the most out of their time there.
Getting to know the residents and seeing the difference my job made to their lives was so rewarding. It helped me discover a passion for health and made me realise what I really wanted to do as a career.
I didn’t realise how many different areas of health would be covered. The BA (Hons) Health & Wellbeing course at Edge Hill covered subjects, like the history of health and global public health, that I wasn’t expecting. I never thought I’d be studying health during World War II, let alone enjoying it.
I also loved the Equality and Diversity module. It really opened my eyes to how bad things used to be and how times have changed. I’ve learnt so much on this course already; I thought I had a good knowledge of health before, but I really knew nothing
What I like about my course is that you’re not stuck on one career path. You get the skills and knowledge for a wide range of jobs and there are opportunities to tailor the modules you study to suit your own interests and ambitions.
Since being at university I’ve discovered a confidence I didn’t know I had. I wasn’t good at standing up in front of people and I didn’t see myself as a leader at all but now I’m much better at pushing myself forward.