International Women's Day: Meet Rosie

Rosie is a student at the University. She is in her final year of study for a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition with the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

How did you come to study at the University of Hertfordshire?

I was originally off to another University to study Literature and a few months before I left, I realised my heart was with Nutrition, so I went back to College to do an Access to HE course and got my sciences. UH offers a good Nutrition BSc with a unique sandwich course that is accredited by the Nutrition Association, which will help me to get a good job!

What is your greatest achievement? This can be personal or directly related to your academic studies with us at Herts. 

Going abroad for a year. I studied in Oslo from 2018-2019, it was a brave decision and It was the best decision I ever made! It has changed my life, honestly.

Are there any women in your life who have been a role model? If yes who and why? This could be a member of your family, a friend or colleague or someone in the public eye. 

This Nutritionist called Elsie Widdowson. She was a very influential women in Nutrition, who with her colleagues developed the first book that chemically analyses foods into macro an micro-nutrients (important landmark). Secondly, Emmeline Pankhurst for her life dedication to women's rights with the suffragettes, truly inspirational.

What made you want to take part in the Sprint Development programme and what have you gained from it?

Women have so much potential and I believe this is hidden quite a lot via our own and societies disbelief in us. Sprint was an incredible and empowering experience that gave me a fresh and empowered perspective.


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