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Prince Gumede’s Journey to Studying a Master’s in Mental Health Nursing

Prince Gumede Graduated with a 2:1 in Psychosocial Studies at University Centre Peterborough.

Prince Gumede, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychosocial Studies at the University Centre Peterborough (UCP), has now gone on to study a Master's degree in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Bedfordshire.

Before his enrolment at UCP, Prince served as a dedicated prison officer, navigating the complexities of his profession with diligence. However, driven by a passion for psychology and sociology, he embarked on a new chapter by pursuing a BA (Hons) in Psychosocial Studies at UCP.

Prince's decision to study at UCP was rooted in the institution's reputation for providing personalised support and a nurturing environment for mature students like himself. Reflecting on his experience, he acknowledges, "Returning to education after working for such a long time, I sought the supportive environment UCP offers. The personalised attention from lecturers and student support convinced me I was in the right place."

The BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies program at UCP provided Prince with a platform to explore his interests and expand his horizons. Delving into the interdisciplinary nature of psychosocial studies, he found himself equipped with a diverse skill set, opening doors to a number of career opportunities.

Prince's academic journey was not without its challenges, yet he found solace in the intimate setting of UCP. "Balancing life and studies was easier with a two-day course schedule," Gumede notes. "UCP's intimate setting ensures readily available support and a significant push from lecturers."

Undoubtedly, the former student's academic pursuits were enriched by the guidance and mentorship provided by UCP's faculty. Reflecting on the pivotal role of his lecturers, Prince emphasizes, "My lecturers were always there, ready to assist with any question or concern. Their guidance propelled me toward postgraduate studies, leaving me more knowledgeable about the industry."

As he continues his academic journey, pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Bedfordshire, he remains grateful for the transformative experience offered by UCP. "At UCP, there are no stupid questions," Gumede affirms. "The faculty genuinely helps with anything, encouraging an environment of growth and support."

University Centre Peterborough, higher education provider of Inspire Education Group (IEG), were accredited with Silver status by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), testament to the high quality of teaching and student experience offered by the city’s 15-year-longstanding university.

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