Class of 2019: Joe Waters

  • Date

    Wed 3 Jul 19

Joe Waters

All this week we are celebrating the achievements of some of our students who are graduating in the class of 2019.

Joe Waters (BSc Biochemistry) left his job as an insurance broker to study at Essex and is now pursuing his dream to become a medical doctor.

Joe had found studying for his A-levels challenging, but he was passionate about pursuing science as a subject,and decided to re-enter education.

Within the first couple of months of his course, Joe was diagnosed with dyslexia and was given tools and strategies to help enhance his learning.

He said: “At the time, I was studying biomedicine and I realised there was nothing more I wanted to do than to become a doctor, so I changed my degree to biochemistry.”

Joe’s second year was hard but rewarding; but he got the support he needed to apply to medical school.

He said: “The University helped me shape my personal statement, achieve a high score in the University Clinical Aptitude Test and perfect my interview skills.”

Joe has now secured a place at Bart’s University to study medicine.

He said: “I’m very excited to start studying medicine in September at Bart’s University, and I thank Essex for giving me everything I needed to succeed.”