10 years on … Chantelle’s story
Alumna Chantelle Wyatt (Social Science BA(Hons) 2006) explains how her experiences at university motivated her to take the plunge and realise her dreams.
The University of Brighton provided a huge transition moment in my life. I arrived there, knowing that I loved the city, wanted to go to the university and believing that it would help launch me into new adventures, and it did that and so much more.
I embraced university life to the full, working as a student ambassador, living in halls, working part time in town and making friends. It was one of the happiest times of my life.
My time there really propelled me into a career, which was not totally subject-specific, but that gave me the confidence and skill set to achieve anything. I left full of excitement and motivation and my life spiralled into one of exploration and adventure, partly because of the personalities and still to this day, good friends I met whilst there.
I’m now a scuba divemaster instructor, an editor for a scuba online media channel and also contribute to several magazines and papers. I have travelled the world and really lived a full and interesting life and none of it would have come about without that initial period in Brighton. I really do have a huge passion for the city and the university and a total belief that university life changes lives and absolutely opens doors and creates opportunities.
Going to university for me was not about knowing what I wanted to do exactly, it was about finding out and Brighton provided me with the perfect setting and space to do just that.
Study, embrace, explore and learn, and the world will be your oyster!