Kelly found the student ambassadors at the Open Day really helpful and was impressed by the university’s top rating for student satisfaction.

Kelly Newbery is studying for a BSc in adult nursing at the university's Avery Hill Campus. "I looked into five different universities for adult nursing, and Greenwich had the best ratings for student satisfaction. Greenwich was also closest to home, and when I was going through the application process they gave me the most support," she says.

It was while she was caring for her father after he'd suffered a stroke that Kelly first became interested in nursing as a career. She got quite involved with the nurses and started volunteering at a local hospice. "I knew the hospice nurses had degrees, which is why I picked the BSc in adult nursing," she says. The student ambassadors at the Open Day were really helpful, showing her the resource dummies that she would be practising on in the NHS replica ward in preparation for the real patients she would encounter out in the field.

So far, Kelly has enjoyed the work placement part of the programme the most and the challenges that come with it. Her proudest moment was giving her first injection, as well as getting Firsts for her first three assignments. She explains that being able to send a draft each time she writes an essay and get supportive feedback before sending the final version is really helpful. Kelly also likes the community feel of Avery Hill Campus and takes part in the Greenwich parkrun in Avery Hill Park every Saturday.

Kelly hopes to be a community nurse when she graduates and then continue her studies by enrolling on a one-year district nurse specialist practitioner programme. "I like providing care for people in their own home and being out in the community rather than in the hospital all the time," she says.