Educational journeys are as unique as the individuals embarking on them, and some stories stand out as exceptionally inspiring. Jenielle’s remarkable experience at Ulster University embodies the essence of determination, resilience, and an unwavering passion for learning. In this post, we’ll delve into Jenille’s incredible journey through her studies at QA Higher Education’s partner Ulster University.

Discovering Ulster University

Jenielle’s journey to Ulster University began when she was introduced through an agency while working as an HR administrator. Her desire to merge her background in hospitality and business led her to explore a business degree. Despite the challenge of juggling a full-time job and studies, Jenielle was determined to pursue her dream.

A Positive Campus Experience

Jenielle’s experience on campus exceeded her expectations. Spacious classrooms, approachable lecturers, and a welcoming atmosphere created an enriching environment for her personal and academic growth.

One remarkable aspect that distinguished Jenielle’s journey was the exceptional support she received from her lecturers. In particular, two lecturers, who went above and beyond to assist her during particularly challenging periods, including her pregnancy.

When Jenielle found herself navigating the demands of impending motherhood, along with work and studies, these dedicated lecturers provided invaluable guidance and unwavering support. Their encouragement and mentorship played an instrumental role in Jenielle’s ability to persevere through her academic journey.

Career Benefits of Her Degree

Upon successfully completing her degree, Jenielle decided to leave her role as an HR administrator to pursue her true passion in the field of catering. Her business degree had equipped her with essential skills in various areas such as business law, marketing, and finance, all of which proved to be invaluable in her new venture.

While her degree did not lead directly to her current role in teaching, it undoubtedly laid a solid foundation for her entrepreneurial endeavours. Jenielle’s unique career trajectory reflects the versatility of a well-rounded education.

A Message of Encouragement

Jenielle’s extraordinary journey, characterised by the challenges of full-time work, pregnancy, and rigorous studies, serves as a source of inspiration.

I would say despite life’s struggles, life is a journey.  You really must have that drive and determination. If you know this is what you want to do and if you know it’s going to help you better yourself, I think QA Higher Education is a good place to start. Lectures are flexible, approachable, the campus has an easy- relaxed atmosphere for students, with different places to study. Overall, it’s a great environment, with excellent support from lectures. So, if this is what you want to do, do it, you will not regret it.”