What made you pick this particular course?
Working in a care home for five years since turning 18 inspired me to become a social worker. I want to work with vulnerable adults, making sure they have the same opportunities as us and living a full-filled life and I knew this course would get me there.
What did you most enjoy about studying at Petroc?
The ongoing support from lectures. Lecturers have the time for each student, by having one-to-one tutorials and also checking in regularly. Petroc is not necessarily a big cohort therefore it feels much more person-centred and easier to ask for help when needed.
Have you got involved in any enrichment activities, if so, which ones, and what did you enjoy most about them?
There are lots of enrichment on offer at Petroc however with myself living in Cornwall, I work on the days which the enrichment is offered.
Did you undertake any work experience throughout your studies?
I completed my work experience at the care home I worked at, shadowing a deputy manager – at the time I wanted to work in a care home and progress into a manager, however seeing this work changed my path and I aspired to work within a local authority and that got myself interested in the paperwork side.
What do you plan to do when you leave Petroc?
I currently work for Cornwall Council Adult Social Care; I am hopefully going to be looking into a post-graduate course in Social Work which is funded by the Council. I aspire to become a social worker as I feel this would benefit myself and my personality as I am always up for supporting others when I can.
Any advice for someone thinking of choosing the same course as you?
Do it, the support is there at all times. Not once did I feel I was doing the course on my own. I have made friends in different sectors alongside the course, and it has opened up so many opportunities.
BA Hons Health and Social Care Professional Development
Not once did I feel I was doing the course on my own. I have made friends in different sectors alongside the course, and it has opened up so many opportunities.