Tell us your name Jennifer Osborne

What are your pronouns? She/Her

What course do you study, and what year are you? MA Philosophy of Education (Part-Time) - Year 1

Tell us your story.

I came to Winchester and its respective University to start a new life, to become independent and seek a career in education. I faced many challenges to get to where I am today. I am on the autistic spectrum, suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and came from a life where I was abused for many years in a previous toxic relationship.

I became the first in my family to ever attend university and continue to succeed today. I completed the PGCE, and am now doing a MA in Philosophy of Education where I am currently averaging a Distinction grade. I have made several wonderful friendships that will last my lifetime, am a stronger person then ever before, and recieve support from the university whenever I need it - financially, emotionally, or academically. I have never been negatively judged for my background or when I have struggled; the university always gave me the support to bounce back.

I am more certain of my potential than ever before and am the strongest I have ever been. I am thankful for the many opportunities the university gives whether contributing to my course, the wider life of the institution or simply to trying new things! This is what makes me proud to be a Winchester student. No matter the background, they are committed to ensuring you thrive and flourish as a student and as an individual.