Learning makes you feel good and now I don’t feel like I am just a mum.

I’m a busy mum of 4 children aged between 3 and 14. I enjoy gardening, walking, going to the beach, reading, keeping fit, and you can always find me watching a true crime documentary or with a book about serial killers most evenings once the kids have gone to bed.

I came across the University of Essex Online whilst looking for criminology courses and they gave me a call. Everything was explained to me so well and made so easy that I decided to go ahead and enrol on the course. They were there on the other end of the phone if I needed help with anything and helped me every step of the way.

I am so glad I decided to study. Even if it’s just as a hobby it’s definitely worth doing. Learning makes you feel good and now I don’t feel like I am just a mum. I know I would have regretted not doing something about my interest in criminology. I always knew it was something that I would be good at.

Grace Araba, BA (Hons) Business and Management

I am inspiring people even outside my family already. They believe if at my age I am doing a degree, then why not.

Aisha Legge, MBA

I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community.

Michelle Franklin, CertCE Psychology

I was hesitant and put off doing this for years as I doubted my ability and didn’t feel confident enough but now I wish I had taken the leap years ago.