Course: BSc Child Nursing, final year
I am from: I’m originally from a tiny village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park (think Emmerdale but real!). Over the last decade I’ve lived and worked in London, Surrey, Dorset, Devon, Scotland, France, and on Cruise Ships (sailing USA, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. Despite my years of adventure, I still sound like Ygritte and have a 480 pack of Yorkshire Tea under my desk!
I live…: I rent a spare room from a family in Colindale (Zone 4 – North London). Living further out and as a lodger reduces my living costs. I have a good-sized room and enjoy having a gym and shops close by and easy access to Hampstead Heath.
Favourite thing about City: City offers exceptional student support – no matter what issues you face throughout your time at University there’s always someone you can turn to. At the start of your Programme you are allocated a Personal Tutor – they become your go to person, but sign post you on to other expert sources of support where required. You can also opt for a Buddy – where you are matched to a more Senior Student who can help support you.
A fact about me: I have a hiking problem – so much so one of my friends refers to me as Belle Bryson. On a day off between shifts this summer I walked from Brighton Pier to Eastbourne Pier (logging a whopping 32 miles – 77,721 steps in one day!). I’ve done the Ben Nevis/Scafell Pike/Snowdon in 24 hours twice and walked Coast to Coast (192 miles from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire). I’m hoping to walk the entire Thames Path at the end of 3rd Year.