Emma Young

“I gained real insight into how studies are carried out and analysed”

I’ve always had a passion for food, cooking and learning about the body’s ability to adapt to varying environmental factors. Diet in particular was an area I enjoyed focusing on, so the Nutrition course definitely suited my interests.

The staff are incredibly supportive and are fully aware that university can be a stressful place to be at times. They make it their priority to help you with any query you may have; to say they have been patient is an understatement. The lecturers are amongst the top leading academics in their fields and I feel very privileged to have their opinions and advice on hand whenever I need it.

I helped my lecturer with some research over the summer discussing the effects of alcohol on foetuses during pregnancy, which gave me a real insight into how studies are carried out and analysed. This was invaluable to my dissertation and I got paid for my time too.

Once I complete my course I plan to work for a small company, possibly in  food manufacturing or cooking.