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Claire Wright – BA Hons Social and Community Development

Claire’s Story

Claire currently works with vulnerable groups within the community, including the homeless, those with disabilities and people with drugs and alcohol dependency. Her Social and Community Development degree allowed her to realise her passion for helping others, and while at University she completed various volunteering placements in both the UK and Africa.

Real world experience

“My course was not purely academic; it covered real social problems and tackling these helped me gain confidence and real life experience within the sector. My tutors supported me when applying for volunteering opportunities in Africa, where I was able to really make a difference to some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

“These opportunities were invaluable for my professional and personal development. I gained real life skills in public speaking and met likeminded people who wanted to make real changes to society.”

Claire Wright with fellow students in Africa

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