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elizabeth wakley

Elizabeth Wakley

Elizabeth is studying BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing. Read her story here.

What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I was a secretary working for a number of Managers and Director within a busy HR Department of a national company.
What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I wanted a complete change in career and to have more time available for myself and to be with my family.  Glyndwr, being local, is ideal and has a good reputation. I looked at courses in other nearby universities, but Glyndwr best suited all my needs.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.  Students and staff always have a smile when passing in corridors, and whenever I need help or advice staff are very approachable.  It is so different to what I had imagined from my school days.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy the comradeship with other students and the enthusiasm of the academic staff is catching, making the course interesting and thought-provoking. 
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
Having done creative writing, I would like to continue writing stories and poetry.  My main ambition is to have a book published.
What has the support been like?
My lecturers and PAT are always available to answer any queries I may have after lectures/seminars or for one-to-one meetings, making me feel respected and valued.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?
Confidence in my abilities has greatly improved after receiving extremely positive feedback from lecturers on my work, encouraging my ambition to continue writing.  Also, I’ve found an interest in other subjects within the Humanities department, such as history, that I’d never really taken much notice of previously. 
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?
Invigorating: As a mature student my approach to learning has changed from how I remember my past school days, as now I have a thirst for knowledge, encouraged by the enthusiasm of the academic staff for their subject.  Attending Glyndwr has opened up a whole new area of interest for me.

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