Once I began my studies and started to get good grades, I realised that I could achieve anything I wanted to.
I chose Teesside for my degree as it is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and I enjoyed my open day visit to the labs.
I was also impressed with the range of people I spoke to, including a graduate tutor – who was a mature student who inspired me to carry on with my dream.
I have always wanted to be a medical doctor, but I didn’t think it was possible. I decided to study biomedical science. Once I began my studies and started to get good grades, I realised that I could achieve anything I wanted to.
My course has enabled me to be able to apply for an accelerated medical degree once I graduate and given me an amazing knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy. Most importantly it has given me the confidence to follow my dreams and make a difference.
I volunteered as a St John’s Ambulance first responder and collected prescriptions and shopping for vulnerable people during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and again as part of the vaccination roll-out. St John’s Ambulance provided full training to give the vaccine to patients, as well as offering first aid and CPR training in case of medical emergency.
I was happy to also be on BBC News to explain the importance of the vaccine and to show how everyone can help.