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Susan McCourt


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The decision for me to come to university was difficult because of the financial pressure, but in some ways, it was easy as I felt written off without a degree. I knew it would be a struggle but I knew it would be transformative for my career and my happiness.


Susan celebrates her scholarship award

Studying Dietetics

Susan decided to study Dietetics after her brother was seriously ill with diabetes which changed her whole attitude towards food and nutrition. She is a single mother who will use the money to help support her young family while she studies at university.

Susan was determined to undertake a degree and hopes to work as a dietician in the NHS after she graduates, a job that will give her the security and income to buy her own home for her family so they can flourish.