Nursing student selected as editor


A University of Wolverhampton student has been appointed as an editor of the popular Student Nursing Times.

Third year student Ian Unitt will be the editor for the branch of learning disability nursing.

The 45-year-old will be joining five other student editors for the publication who will be writing about their experiences and views.

Ian, from Cradley Heath, said: “I am incredibly passionate about learning disability nursing, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my experiences and views as part of my role as an editor of Student Nursing Times.”

Ian spent 20 years working as an inspector on the railway. He then decided to apply for a job supporting people with learning disabilities and autism with a local provider.

He said: “I loved the work and the people I helped support - it was the first time in my life that I had a job that I enjoyed and an idea of what my future career could look like.”

During his time as a support worker, Ian rediscovered his passion for learning and spent two years studying towards a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care which he passed in 2016.

He is currently in his third year of a BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing degree with the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

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Date Issued: Monday, 15 October 2018

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