At the time of applying for the BSc Hons Nursing course, I was recovering from a fracture and the disability advisor was willing to support me in getting into the nursing course as other universities rejected my application as soon as they saw that I was walking with crutches.
It is something that I have always wanted to study.
Practical work experience and the friendly supportive lecturers.
Being a student ambassador.
It's a very good university to study at and the atmosphere in general is brilliant.
I learnt a lot while studying and this has helped me to work at the care home and build up to being in a senior care role.
I have always wanted to work with children in any sort of care setting.
The cons are shift work, high expectations and Ofsted inspections. The plus side is it's rewarding to see children develop in their unique way.
I looked at local papers and the internet for jobs.
After university I found it easy to secure a job which I'm still doing. This supported me financially and enabled me to settle down and have a family.
I would like to study a management course and be able to work on the managerial side of things in the care sector or care homes related to the care of children.
Ask friends and family to see if they know of jobs going.
Try to get work experience/placements as this is a real boost to your CV and looks good when searching for jobs.
Join job agencies and get them to alert you when suitable positions become available.