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Megan Knight

Public Health and Community Wellbeing

  • Originally applied for Midwifery
  • Aiming to go on to a masters in Health Management, and then begin a career in Health Education
  • Lived on-campus at The Green in her first year

Why did you decide to study at the University of Bradford?

I had been really impressed by school talks from members of the University back when I was studying my GCSEs, and after attending an Open Day I realised that Bradford had everything I needed and could be really good for my career.

What's been the best part of the course?

It's been the people. You meet so many amazing people and the lecturers are fantastic! They are so supportive and are so passionate that they have kept me motivated throughout the year, and have made even the hardest parts much easier

I have gained so much confidence whilst studying and my communication skills have been developed - this will prove really valuable when I complete my degree

What do you think of Bradford?

I like that everything is so accessible here at the University and the city. There is so much to do in Bradford so I’m never bored on my days off, and there’s loads of places to eat and socialise which makes it handy when getting your lunch.

My advice would be to buy a comfy pair of shoes because Bradford has quite a few hills!

What's it like living at The Green?

As my parents live in North Yorkshire and the distance would be too far to travel, I decided to live on-campus at The Green.

I lived in an ensuite flat with 5 other people and it really showed me how much I did and didn’t know about living on my own! I became so much more independent and learned better social skills, as you meet such a variety of people with such different personalities. 

What have been the highlights of your first year?

The most exciting project I’ve worked on was my presentation on communication skills. I was really anxious when I started University and throughout the module I really came out of my shell and was often able to present short pieces alone and unaided - which was a huge step for me.

I was part of the Public Health and Community Wellbeing Society and we helped raise money for Cancer research, mainly through a coffee morning and cake sales, which was fun because everyone was able to get to know each other better and we could have a chance to ask questions.

What facilities have you used most, outside of practical sessions?

I often use the library facilities because not only do they have computers and books but they have quiet areas which are great when you need to focus. You can find a book, settle down at a seat and get so much work done.

I also use the Disability Service. They have helped me with feeling more comfortable in my lectures and have put measures in place to support my exams, which I never had before.

What do you want to do once you graduate?

After I graduate I am hoping to complete a masters in Health Management, and then begin a career in Health Education as I love to help other people become passionate and learn new skills.