Morgan Ward has fulfilled a dream to become a nurse and is thrilled to finally be embarking on her new career.
“I’ve always wanted to follow a career that helped people in some way,” she said. “Just before the pandemic hit, I unfortunately lost my Nan who was a great role model to me. In her last few weeks, she struggled with her physical health which in turn took a toll on her mental health and it made me realise just how important mental health can impact a person in so many ways.
“I realised that I wanted to peruse a career in mental health, but I never thought it would be able to become a nurse as I didn't have enough UCAS points. But with the amazing encouragement from my family and the nurses at the GP surgery I was working at, I applied and got offered an interview.”
Morgan started her Mental Health Nursing degree at the University of Worcester in September 2020 in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“In my second year I began to struggle with my academic work,” she said. “After assessment I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia which came as quite a shock. I began to think I would never get to the end of the degree but. But things got so much better after my diagnosis, and I actually got the highest grades I’ve had since the added support and guidance. And here I am now about to graduate! I have my very first job lined up and after everything life chucked at me, I am finally able to celebrate.”
Morgan is starting a new job in older adult mental health services following her graduation in September.
The University’s annual autumn Graduation Ceremonies will take place as planned from September 12-14 in the beautiful and historic Worcester Cathedral followed by celebration receptions at the City Campus. No Worcester graduates have been affected by the marking and assessment boycott.
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