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Isabelle's story

Isabelle wanted to change career direction and study Dietetics for her postgraduate studies. As she hadn’t previously studied nutrition or biology, Isabelle did a couple of the Leeds Beckett Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules in health to help her gain the qualifications she needed.

Why I chose Leeds Beckett University

There were only a few universities in the UK that offer Dietetics to overseas students – Leeds Beckett University being one. As I had studied my bachelor’s degree in Yorkshire, I wanted to stay in the county – and I loved Leeds when I visited during my undergraduate studies. So being a great city combined with a reputable course in Dietetics, Leeds Beckett University was the obvious choice for me. 

My most positive experience at Leeds Beckett

Student Services have been fantastic! I didn’t know if I would be accepted on to the Dietetics course – so I was a little anxious. I worked hard, really hard on my CPD. I also looked into what resources Leeds Beckett offered that could help with my course application. The careers service supported me with writing my personal statement and preparing me for the interviews. They were super helpful and very friendly. 

Living in Leeds

I love that my course is in the city centre with all the shops on my doorstep. Leeds is a big city and all the big department stores and shops are based here and there are so many to choose from. It seems like all the stores that are in London are also in Leeds – the only difference is that they are all within walking distance, which is really nice. 

My future

I chose to switch to Dietetics because I wanted to help people and I’m passionate about food, so my end goal is to be a Registered Dietitian. I’m still unsure which field to specialise in – maybe something like oncology or pediatrics. Right now I want to focus on my short-term goals and concentrate on my studies; the more I study the more I’ll know about the profession and maybe I’ll discover a few more areas I’m interested in exploring.

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