What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I studied childcare at a local college.
What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
There are many facilities for forensic students, including the crime scene house and the body farm, which can be used for research at level 5 and 6. I also liked the fact the university wasn’t in a big city and the classes were smaller.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
There’s a good atmosphere around campus and there are many student nights arranged by the SU.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I love the practical side of the course, especially all the time in the laboratory and conducting research in the body farm
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
I would like to continue my education at Glyndwr by doing a master’s in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology and hopefully then move on to be a forensic anthropologist.
What has the support been like?
The support is great, emails are responded to really quickly and if there are any issues they are resolved appropriately and efficiently.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I have increased in confidence. I have had a complete change of career pathway. I have also had the opportunity to add to my professional development, by attending the taphonomic research facility in Knoxville and the maximum-security prison in Nashville. I am also attending the Odyssey fieldschool in Cyprus this summer to improve my knowledge of human osteology. I have also attended many workshops in the UK concerning human remains.
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?
Transformative, because of the opportunity the challenge, change and develop.