Erin Gurr-Corbett

These experiences have really helped me to create a portfolio of work and have also developed my communication skills and confidence levels.

“My secondary school did a summer residency at Edge Hill when I was in sixth form. As soon as I arrived I knew that I wanted to study here and I still love the atmosphere and the way everything is on one campus. I was really impressed with the residency opportunity and don’t know of another university that offers that.

Now I’m here I’m not going anywhere else. My goal is to work with premature babies and so I start a child nursing degree here in September. The Child Health and Wellbeing degree has definitely given me the skills and experience I needed to embark upon the nursing course and to pursue my dream. For example, my dissertation was on the factors that influence the initiation and duration of breastfeeding.

As part of the degree I spent some time working with slightly older children as part of an early years teaching option. I had a placement at a nursery and also spent two weeks gaining experience in a primary school.

These experiences have really helped me to create a portfolio of work and have also developed my communication skills and confidence levels. I’m now much more comfortable engaging with other professionals and children, something I feel will be really important for me in the workplace.

In the classroom I really enjoyed the mental health and special educational needs modules. Again, these have prepared me for the different situations I might face in the future.

In fact, the whole course prepares you for your future. It opens and lot of different doors and provides a number of career directions that you can choose to follow.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing.