Student success stories
Our current students and Alumni talk about their student experience. We regularly update this page to let new students know about opportunities available at AECC University College.
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Want to know what our alumni are up to now? Our success stories provide insight into the career choices of our graduates and offers up to date confirmation that AECC University College is the place to study.
Every year, students from around the world choose to study with us and find it a life-changing experience. We want to keep you fully in the picture of what life is like here and what experiences you can make the most of.
Stories of our students who will be graduating in 2017
Brodie Marriott, Class of 2017
I really enjoyed my time at the AECC University College. I write this at the end of my 4 years and time has flown by! I feel like have really had a great education here and made some friends for life. It’s going to be really sad to leave as it feels a lot like home now but at the same time I have learnt so much I feel prepared to go into the real world and become an actual chiropractor!
Linn Erixon-Sahlstrom, Class of 2017
I started my Masters in Chiropractic course at the AECC University College in 2012 and graduate in 2017. Previously I was working within advertising as a copywriter and as a movie magazine editor. I am also delighted to have secured a 3 year PhD post partly funded by the University College and BU.
Marina Papadimitriou, Class of 2017
I started my Masters in Chiropractic course in 2014. Previous to this I was studying Physiotherapy in Athens, but had always had an interest in how the body functions
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Ben Goodall, Class of 2016
Back injury 3 weeks out from the 2013 British Tumbling and trampoline championships. Was recommended by another trampolinist’s mum to go see the local chiropractor who managed to get me in competition shape in time. Started seeing him monthly to keep me in good physical condition, became really interested in how he could heal with his hands and knowledge he would give me and was told he was very impressed with the AECC as a college in the UK due to how ahead of the game they were in their research into chiropractic. I visited the open days of both AECC and WIOC and fell in love with the atmosphere of the college at AECC. I could also see first-hand how it seemed more advanced as a chiropractic teaching school and its location also meant I could keep up my tumbling training
Andreas Mjaland, Class of 2015
I started his Masters in Chiropractic course at the AECC University College in 2015. Previous to this I was studying a year of sports foundation and a pre course in Engineering. At the same time I was competing for biathlon at a national level. During 2013-2014 season I got a virus and had to give up my biathlon career. The summer of 2014 I started working competing triathlons. I finished 13th in the National championship in the summer of 2015, before I started at the AECC University College. The AECC University College enables me to continue versatile training and this summer I finished 11th in Norseman Xtreme triathlon - it is considered to be one of the hardest Ironman challenges in the world. The help I got from the AECC University College has without a doubt helped me to achieve this goal, and I am sure that I would never have made it their help.
Dan Sullivan, Class of 2015
I started the Access to HE Diploma (Human Health Sciences) at the AECC University College in 2014. Previous to this I was studying electronics and computing, but found this was not for me after leaving sixth-form. The AECC University College has enabled me to remodel myself into a healthcare student. After making mistakes in the past pursuing a career that didn't suit me, the Access to HE course allowed me to experience a field I had interest in with an opportunity to progress into such. I am now happily studying on the MChiro program at the AECC University College.
Antonia Oakes, Class of 2014
It has been challenging to compete internationally whilst studying but the University College have always been supportive and helped balance a busy schedule. A huge thank you to the Institution for my 4th Sport Scholarship this year, it has been very beneficial for helping fund competitions and training every season!
Renske Versloot, Class of 2013
I started my Masters in Chiropractic course at the AECC in 2013. Previously I was studying science and health in the Dutch equivalent for A-levels I had always had an interest in working in healthcare. The AECC enable me to enjoy the time as a student and pursue a career in chiropractic.
Christian Haagensen, Class of 2013
I started my Masters in Chiropractic course in 2013. Previous to this I was studying at the International Baccalaureate programme in Oslo. I had always had an interest in biology and the sciences, as well as treating the human body with medicine, manual therapy and rehabilitation. The University College enabled me to develop as a person by getting more confident in interacting with people. The research based approach and excellent teaching faculty has spiked my interest expanding my knowledge and learning outside the University College from great names such as Professor McGill. The AECC University College has also helped me compete in karate on a high level alongside my studies, which has resulted in me becoming the Norwegian and Nordic Champion.
Read the stories of our students completing Postgraduate degrees
Kay Pearce, Class of 2001
I wanted to be a Chiropractor from the age of 14 after a school work experience visit to a local clinic. Determined to follow the dream, I graduated from the AECC University College in 2001 and opened a clinic in Wiltshire in 2003. Following a special interest in treating sporting injuries I completed the International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) in 2006.