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Louise Turnbull

Louise is studying business management, in her second year.

BA (Hons) Business Management

'Starting university has opened up a whole new chapter in my life.'

Louise Turnbull

Why did you choose higher education?

I'd completed an Access course but hadn't got around to applying for university because I was supporting my family at home alongside studying. I spoke to my college tutor before the year ended and she made me aware that, with the grades I'd received, I'd be able to secure a place at university – that was something I thought I'd never be able to do. So I applied to study at Teesside University through Clearing.

What has your experience been like?

Starting university has opened up a whole new chapter in my life. I've been able to secure a degree alongside additional experiences which I wouldn't have been able to have anywhere else. The staff are amazing, so enthusiastic and supportive, from the catering staff through to the academics.

Teesside University is very diverse. It offers the capacity for anyone to be able to achieve more than they think they are capable of. I never imagined I'd achieve the grades I am getting whilst also volunteering, working as a student ambassador and meeting great people who I know will always be in my life.

What would you say to other students?

I took the opportunity to come to Teesside University and I have engaged with everything that I can. Your success is down to yourself and the dedication you give your studies here at the university. The future is yours for the taking, so grab it with both hands.