Firstly, Middlesex offered the course I want to do, and additionally it was the only University I knew that offered the course in London. I also liked the fact that Middlesex University is a diverse university with people from all walks of life.
I would advise new students to be prepared for the work load. It isn't all fun and games! I believe life at university is very difficult if you procrastinate and put off course work.
I was a member of Salem MDX Society which aims to provide a vibrant Christian fellowship for students. Through the Society, I met individuals who share my passion, which is to serve God. It was very empowering to know there were others who shared my passion.
Working as an Environmental Health Assistant in my home country stirred up my passion for food safety and encouraged me to study Environmental Health.
I enjoyed the practical lab work which involved using various foods for a variety of purposes, such as bacterial count.
The importance of law and regulation was particularly interesting as I did not realise the extent of their role in the field of environmental health.
Middlesex equipped me with both the skills and knowledge required to get to where I am professionally today. Studying BSc Environmental Health has helped me with career progression as I am now an Environmental Health Officer in Anguilla.
My desire to educate, promote and prolong the life of the general population of Anguilla has been the driving force behind my enthusiasm and interest in Environmental Health.
I had already been employed by the Anguilla government for two years before I started my studies at Middlesex University. This gave me the experience I needed and helped me to get my 'foot on the career ladder'. The government of Anguilla then funded my course which enabled me to develop the skills needed to progress professionally.
My advice to new students is to be friendly and sociable with others. Friends don't always serve as a distraction but can help you achieve your goals as they stand by you every step of the way, offering both emotional and study support when needed.
When I got promoted from an Environmental Health Assistant to an Environmental Health Officer.