"Once I had seen how powerful food could be on health and wellbeing, I wanted to learn more and help others with their own nutrition."
Making a difference
When I was a child I struggled with chronic psoriasis which covered me from head to toe. Upon seeing a nutritionist, dietary changes helped me to manage my symptoms. Once I had seen how powerful food could be on health and wellbeing, I wanted to learn more and help others with their own nutrition.
I chose to study at Surrey because its nutrition courses have a great reputation. I was born in Guildford and grew up 20 minutes away, so was familiar with the area and the University.
I was already working full-time, therefore the part-time structure of my course suited me well. I was especially impressed by the high calibre of lecturers, and the wide variety of topics that the course covered. It was important to me that the course I chose was also accredited by the Association for Nutrition which ensures that the content taught would be of a high standard.
My confidence and knowledge on the topic of nutrition has improved significantly compared to when I first started studying at Surrey. The course has enabled me to graduate with a new skill set to better understand and interpret nutrition studies, which was my goal from the beginning.
Postgraduate degrees are hard work but extremely rewarding therefore choosing a course that you’re passionate about is important. I would advise thoroughly checking the course structure and content because each course may vary, with some having a greater focus on one area of nutrition, whilst others may cover a broader range of topics.
Listening to student reviews and experiences can also help with the decision process. It certainly helped me with making my choice on where to study!