Emily’s story – I didn’t choose a career in Radiography…it chose me!

  Aged 18, in the middle of my A-levels and applying for university places, I actually wanted to be a Midwife. It’s fair to...

Nikki’s story – from Fudged Exams to Full Professor

  After my A’levels way back in 1988, it became apparent that I had spent far too much of my 6th form at the...

Sarah’s story – you will be the face they remember

We are very grateful to republish this story from Sarah’s blog, which can be found here, and for Sarah’s inclusion of a final additional...

Clara’s Story – Don’t let negative thinking stand in your way!

  I obtained my first degree in Italian and Spanish in 2003, and never thought in a million years that I would be returning...

Andrew’s story – Support to become a a passionate student nurse associate

    I sat at the desk at my first uni and read the words “ failed exam board for extenuating circumstances”.  My whole...

Sheila’s story – Two Babies and a Burglar

After 3 years of applying to enrol on the Adult Nursing course I was finally honoured to be offered a position at City University....

Linda’s Story – Starting education again with two children and a husband 

Starting education again with two children and a husband  I had my second son in 2012 and decided that I would not return to...

Fatema’s story – Believing is everything!

  Believing is everything!   Someone once told me ‘there are no limits to what you can accomplish, expect the limits you place on...

Beverley’s story – Everything is about balance – studying with a long term health condition

  My story begins in the 90’s when I was a little girl. I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anaemia as a baby  and...

Rachael-Anne’s story – How clearing changed my life

In the video, I explain how going through clearing, in the 1990s changed my life. My degree allowed me to rediscover my passion for...

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This resource collects stories from staff, students and alumni at the School of Health Sciences, at City, University of London.

We aim to collect stories of growth, resilience and change, to help our students develop their self-confidence, and do well in their studies and in their lives, whatever that means for them.  These stories aim to support our students, or anyone watching them, to enhance their wellbeing and recover from setbacks.

Examples of stories can be seen on the Stories page.  We’d love you to view these stories!  If you’d like to give your opinions on these stories and how they affect you, we invite you to take part in our evaluation of this resource at the Research page (please consider doing this before you view the story resources).

If you would like to get involved by providing a story, please see the Get Involved page.  This resource is continually evolving, and we always welcome new stories.

In Our Backstory we explain the previous work that has inspired this resource, and gratefully acknowledge inspiration from the Stanford Resilience Project (YouTube video), and the support of Richard Beggs, at the University of Ulster.

If you have any comments, or would like to collaborate with us, please get in touch.

 

 

Rachael-Anne Knight (knight@city.ac.uk)

Professor of Phonetics and Associate Dean Education

 

 

Julie Attenborough (J.A.Attenbourough@city.ac.uk)

Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies