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Rachel Mccabe

Rachel Mccabe

BN Hons Nursing

What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I had worked in healthcare a lot over the years, I had worked myself up to supervisor level and felt I wanted a change. I left my current job as a team leader within the health care field and went on to do an Access to Nursing course, I was excited to get through to the interview stage, but was crushed when I got refused due to having no GCSE qualifications. I went away and trained as a gym instructor as this was another passion of mine, after falling pregnant and having my daughter I decided to go back and re sit my GCSE exams and then went on to complete another Access course,  I had applied to five different universities to actually study law, I had been accepted by all five university choices but something deep down was telling me to try for the Nursing degree just one last time, so I decided to apply to Glyndwr University and to my delight I now find myself nearly at the end of my second year.

What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I had looked at what the university offered, the smaller classes, the support network, and let me say it has not disappointed, the help is constant if needed, the tutors are all highly decorated with relevant qualifications within the nursing field.

Did you attend an open day?

I came to a meet and greet day. Staff were friendly and very welcoming, the organisation was perfect. We were met in reception and taken to the designated room. We had tea, coffee and cake, the tutors answered any questions we had. It was extremely helpful and help settle any nerves of the upcoming course.

What’s the atmosphere like around campus?

The atmosphere is friendly and the people are all nice, the tutors always have their door open when you need them.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I have loved the good the bad and the ugly, Placements are fascinating, but can be extremely hard work, One thing I would say you have to want to be a nurse first and foremost.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I am hoping to stay on at Glyndwr and complete the Health Visitor course at masters level.

What has the support been like?

The support has been first class.

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

I don’t think I would have done this well without the tutors I have had, they bring excitement and flavour to the course, different external speakers, relevant modules and know how to teach the ‘un-teachable’. Another of our tutors who again is highly decorated and knows how to capture the attention of each lecture we attend. I feel lucky to have been taught by them.

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

Amazing, the staff make it this way.

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