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.”