Life After The Unite Foundation
We’ve been catching up with our Unite Foundation graduates this term to see how they’re getting on. It was great to hear from Asher, who graduated from the University of Bristol in the summer.
Asher was motivated throughout her time with the Foundation, always responding to our requests for scholar participation with enthusiasm. She came up with and executed fantastic ideas of her own to help raise awareness of young people in her position. She was even asked to be one of the student contributors to the Unite Students 2019 Impact Report, The New Realists, in which she was able to offer a different voice in an ever changing, increasingly diverse student population.
“Graduation! An exciting but daunting time… I’ve known for a while that I want to go into Educational Psychology, but that it one of those careers that requires you to build up lots of experience before you even start training! In my final year at university I worked with the Unite Foundation to put on an outreach event for care leavers and estranged students in Bristol, which as well as being a really rewarding and enjoyable experience, also helped me get a summer internship with the University of Bristol Widening Participation team. This then led me to get my current role in the Enquiries team. So, I’m currently building up experience working in the education sector, still engaging with Unite and their student insight project and keeping my eye out for new and exciting opportunities.
Achieving a first class degree is going to set me up well for pursuing a career in Educational Psychology and my success at university was most definitely helped by the support of the Unite Foundation Scholarship. Without it, I would have had much less time to focus on both the academic and social sides of university and I am forever grateful that the Foundation has helped me not only realise my potential but also create some fantastic memories of university life!”