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Career-focused Courses - Changing Lives

With over 120 years of experience, UWS offers a wide range of career-focused, industrially-relevant degree programmes. UWS is one of the UK’s most innovative modern universities, and with more than one century of academic experience and expertise, our courses prepare you for the real-world. The stories below are inspirational stories of just some of our amazing students and show how UWS has changed their lives, and can change yours.

Health & Lifestyle

Fit for a new career

When homecare worker Lynn Greenlees decided to start going to her local gym, she never imagined it would reignite her passion for exercise, and help kickstart a new career.

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Preparing for a career in care

Student Peter Cartwright had been exposed to the issue of mental health from a young age and decided this was the profession for him.

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Helping others achieve

A passion for helping young people find their own voice saw David Brady quit his Business Analyst job to return to full-time education in order to help them move ahead in their lives.

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Science (Life & Physical)

Researching COPD

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science graduate Kirsty McCallum is carrying out PhD research to find out why chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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New Blood

Louise Jackson was working full-time before many of her peers had even finished their training after completing the accredited BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science.

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Investigating new horizons

Franklin wanted to combine his interest in biology with his fascination for forensics. This led him to UWS, and its unique BSc (Hons) course in Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation.

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The Cure Finder

After completing his part-time BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Andrew Fraser now works in medicinal chemistry, researching cures for neglected diseases: working on African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis, among others.

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Computing & Engineering

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