Natasha Wilson - BMedSci in Health and Human Sciences
When did you graduate?
Why did you choose the University of Sheffield?
I was born in Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I was aware that the University of Sheffield was amongst the most prestigious and well respected in the
country, and so I saw studying my undergraduate degree there as a great opportunity to explore my interests whilst also having the luxury of home comforts!
What do you think of Sheffield?
Call me biased but it’s the best city in the country! We’re all very friendly up here!
Sheffield has outstanding social facilities which balance work and leisure time perfectly. Public transport access is another one of Sheffield’s many assets. Having a disability and using a wheelchair means that getting from one place to another can be fairly challenging to me, however, the tram and bus services are accessible and reliable, meaning that getting from one side of the city to another is easy.
What advice would you give to prospective Health and Human Sciences students?
Get involved in as many things as possible!
Whether it’s volunteering, joining a society or learning a new skill. People’s main aim when going to university is to gain a degree, however, there are a variety of other things that the University of Sheffield offers which really makes you stand out to prospective employers.
What was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of the course?
I think my most rewarding aspect of the course would be the final year placement. This provides an opportunity to put what you have learnt during your degree in to practice. You really get to see the difference your hard work can make to people and use your knowledge creatively.
What are you doing now?
I’m currently working for Age UK Sheffield as a Wellbeing Coordinator. We support older people who are living with memory loss and Dementia to maintain and regain their independence. My passion has always been to work with older people with Dementia, so this was the job of my dreams.
I will also be studying an MA in Dementia Studies from September at the University of Sheffield.
Do you think your degree helped (is helping you) further your career?
Absolutely, without the support, guidance and encouragement from staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery I would not have had the confidence or skills to pursue my ambitions.
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