Joanna Oyegbile is graduating with a degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and is now completing a Master's degree in Computer Science.
Following that, she hopes to get a job in network security or software engineering, both areas that interest her.
Joanna switched from the course she had originally wanted to do and came to study at the University through Clearing. She said: “It turned out to be the best choice in the end. At the University of Worcester, I didn’t just have the opportunity to grow in my confidence and academic ability, but it also allowed me to meet some great people and form really good long-term friendships.”
Joanna achieved First Class Honours in her studies. “When I got the confirmation in writing, I had a mixture of tears and laughter, and shouted for joy,” she said. “I feel honoured and proud of my achievement because when I started my course, I never dreamt of achieving a First-Class Honours. So, I am grateful to God for this achievement.”
Joanna’s studies were impacted when the pandemic struck, which she said was quite difficult. “Not having lectures face-to-face meant that I had to put in extra work outside of lecture, not just to complete any essays given for that module, but to review each lecture again to fully understand. However, my lecturers were great. They were always available to answer any of my questions no matter the time or day. Their response to emails was quick, especially in times when I panicked about an upcoming essay’s due date.”
She added: “I don’t think I would have made it through my third year without my lecturers all around support and supervision during the pandemic. I owe them all appreciation for being very supportive. I would like to say a huge thank you to my family, especially my parents. Without their love, prayers and support I wouldn’t have got this far without them.”