Aside from the quality of the course, an important factor for me when picking a university was the financial support available. Coming from a working-class background, I had no one to rely on for financial help which was a big worry. I was so relieved that Bournemouth University offered a Widening Participation Bursary to help students coming from areas of low levels of higher education attendance. This support was hugely beneficial and gave me peace of mind throughout university.
I never thought ten years after graduating from university I would be in a career that I love, achieving my goals and settling in the Southeast of England, which I now consider my home. Growing up in an area where income and career opportunities are low, I am so proud to work for Enterprise, a company that truly embraces fostering inclusivity in the workplace.
Alongside my role, I am on the board of the Enterprise Social Mobility Committee, where every member is passionate and determined to improve socio-economic diversity and inclusion. Enterprise ranked 10th place in the Top 75 Employers for Social Mobility, a testament to our inclusive culture where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and achieve their ambitions, regardless of background.
Throughout my career so far, the three most valuable things I have learnt are: