"I studied an undergraduate degree in business here at the University of Plymouth, and after completing my degree I secured a Marketing Executive role at an international animal charity in Wiltshire. I then returned to the University because I secured a new, full-time marketing role within one of the faculties.
I really enjoyed my work and experiences in the marketing world but I have also always had a real passion for helping others and began thinking about how I could incorporate this into my career path. When I started researching I realised I wanted to seek a new challenge and to make a difference to the people around me in a different way. Occupational therapy appealed to me because it is a professional role but with people’s wellbeing at the heart of it.
I chose the conversion programme because it is a fast track programme that covers all the essential skills and knowledge I need to pursue my ideal career direction. Having a masters qualification will really benefit me in terms employment and career progression. What do I hope to gain from it? Well, it’s simple, a learning experience that I will never forget!"