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Lizz Morley

Lizz Morley

 

Mental health and well-being, 1st year

 

What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I ran my own successful hairdressing business for 10 years and decided I needed a change of direction.

What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

The fact it was a varied student base. I had attended a short course and thought this is where I want to be.

Did you attend an open day? What did you think?

It was really exciting, I talked to the lecturers who were extremely useful, also the finance and admissions. Attending was very useful in helping me make my decision to enrol on to my degree.

What’s the atmosphere like around campus?

Quite chilled but a happy place.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

Strangely, writing essays, reading about mental health and how things have progressed.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I hope to help reduce stigma and prejudice.

What has the support been like?

Excellent. I regularly see the inclusion team as I am dyslexic and have irlen syndrome. The academic support in the library is great. My lecturers are really approachable which helps when life gets in the way.

How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I have gained in confidence and not felt judged about my academic abilities.

If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?

Inspirational! I have become a new person. I have new aspirations which I have never had before. I have met some truly inspiring people both on my course and within my course.

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