Despina Skoutianeli

Level: Undergraduate
Department: Department of Clinical Sciences
College: College of Health and Life Sciences

I am 37 years old and I am originally from Greece. My social work training at Brunel was a continuation of many years of working in social care as a mental health support worker and many more years of encountering vulnerable people in my travels. I am the first person in my family to go to university and it has been a great inspiration to my younger brother who is also now studying at university in Greece. As a mature student, I have far more responsibilities which have made this a challenging, yet a worthwhile experience.

Throughout my three years at Brunel, I have met some great people. I have also re-discovered myself and most importantly I am now surer than even that doing this course was the best decision of my life - I am where I want to be and I have chosen the right profession for it. Brunel has been a great provider for the training, and although there have been hiccups on the road overall, it has been a good experience. The administrator of the course has been amazing to the students and our lectures have provided us with inspiration and guidance.

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