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Karen Roberts

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice
Graduated 2021

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I chose to study at Solent because I loved the vibe that I felt when I was on campus. The equipment and facilities are superior here too. I live in Winchester, and find the location easy to travel to. I also love the people  I have met on this course. I have found the tutors friendly and approachable, and really easy to talk to. I have met some amazing fellow students who I know will stay friends for life.

So far I really enjoyed learning more about anatomy and physiology, and the tutor made learning the subject really interesting. I loved the quizzes that he gave us weekly, as they were funny and a real treat at the end of the university day.

I like the ethos and learning methods at Solent. I think it is a really lovely university to attend and I love telling people how much I enjoy my course. I love the vibrant red colour around campus – it’s fun and inviting.

So far I have only had one placement, which was both interesting and fun. I was placed onto a complex discharge ward at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital where I was able to revisit my HCA ward-based skills. I have learnt a lot more about drugs and their contraindications. The hours are very long but rewarding.

I am a mature student who was unable to go to university before as my children were young. I was anxious about being so much older than most of my peers, but I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking of retraining at an older age to come to an open day. My hope is to work as a diabetic adult nurse once I graduate.