Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Student profiles

  • Rebecca Clawson

    Rebecca Clawson

    Nutrition

    Having such good facilities inspires me to work harder for my degree.

    I chose Oxford Brookes as it has a good reputation and great facilities. When I attended an Open Day everyone was really friendly and made me feel welcome.

    I chose to study Nutrition because it’s something I’ve always had an interest in, particularly how diet can affect so many aspects of a person’s health. I also love the fact that Nutrition can lead to so many different careers.

    Nutrition at Brookes allows you to experience so many different areas, making you feel really well prepared for your future career. I really enjoy having guest lecturers come in to talk to us; I find this really beneficial as you can talk to people in careers that you may be interested in for the future. Having such good facilities inspires me to work harder for my degree.

    After my undergraduate degree, I plan on completing a personal training qualification and working as a Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer.

    Becky Lear

    Becky Lear

    Nutrition

    There are so many opportunities with nutrition, so I will see where it takes me!

    Oxford Brookes appealed to me because of its reputation – it’s highly regarded and frequently ranks as the best modern university. After attending an Oxford Brookes Open Day I found that the welcoming lecturers, friendly students and excellent facilities exceeded all expectations and I instinctively knew that this was the university for me!

    The course’s modules are diverse and the small number of students on the course means your contact time with lecturers is maximised. My academic advisor in particular has been invaluable. In addition, the Functional Food Centre at Brookes does lots of nutritional research and they offer students the opportunity to take part in research studies, which is a great way to put theory into practice!

    On placement I’ve gone out to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Working with a dietician and helping with feeding the elderly has been a great opportunity to witness how nutritional needs are met in a clinical setting.

    After completing this course, I plan either to complete a postgraduate degree in dietetics, or do a graduate scheme with a supermarket. There are so many opportunities with nutrition, so I will see where it takes me!

    Emma Young

    Emma Young

    Nutrition

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

    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.