Studying dietetics at Plymouth
"At Plymouth, I gained confidence and hugely improved my communication skills – the effect of this extends beyond my working life. The demanding nature of the course instilled in me an intrinsic motivation and a discipline I did not previously have. The regular requirement to reflect on practice, especially on placements, has encouraged me to learn from my experiences and to constantly strive for improvement.
“I would recommend anyone wanting to get into a similar line of work, to work hard, stay focused and do as much relevant work experience as you can, in order to show enthusiasm and commitment. I worked with weight management groups on a voluntary basis and gave presentations to college students in order to develop my skills and to enhance my CV.
“The team of lecturers were supportive, friendly, approachable and encouraging. The teaching was inspirational and engaging and the course was well organised and structured.
"As a mature student, the three-year condensed degree course was hugely beneficial to me, even though it meant harder work and no holidays. I needed to start earning money!”