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Fiona Walker on placement at the Leeds Clinical Research Facility

Nursing Student Fiona Walker Receives Sally Adams Scholarship and Career-Changing Opportunity

Fiona Walker is a second year BSc(Hons) Adult Nursing student. She received the Sally Adams Scholarship, which helps student nurses fund a practice learning placement and she has just completed a four week placement at Leeds Clinical Research Facility. Here she tells us about her experience there and how it has fired her ambition to…

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Student Tash Tully at her Glyndebourne residency funded by Student Experience Fund

“Knowing someone was supporting the project only elevated my enthusiasm and drive to make my artwork the best it could be”

Tash Tully is a PGCE Art and Design student who, thanks to funding from the Student Experience Fund, undertook an artist residency at Glyndebourne over the summer. Tash tells us about her experience and how the residency has impacted her learning and plans for the future. The best thing about my experience was reigniting my…

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Karin Vertue student nurse University of Brighton

The award gave me confidence that, as a mature student, I could still achieve a lot and that my age does not limit me

Karin Vertue is about to begin her second year studying a BSc(Hons) in nursing and was offered a significant opportunity to take part in a research placement over the summer. She received funding from the Student Experience Fund to help with the expense of attending the placement – a fund that is provided thanks to…

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“Opportunities like this don’t come along very often… grab them with both hands”

Undergraduate student Amanda Baker, BSC Hons Physiotherapy, is hoping to pursue a career in research, so when she saw the Santander Undergraduate Research Scheme advertised, she jumped at the chance to apply. Thanks to funding provided by Santander Universities, the scheme provides seven undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in real, hands-on research over the summer break. Amanda…

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Nina’s Santander summer internship with Stand Alone

The University of Brighton and Santander Universities’ Employability Scheme offers students and recent graduates a fully funded three-week internship with a small to medium-sized enterprise. Students receive £1,000 for a project-based internship, which gives them invaluable experience of graduate-level work. Nina Vallard, Inclusive Arts Practice MA, tells us about her experience working at Stand Alone,…

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