Where are you from?
My name is Adeyemi Adedokun, and I am from Oyo State, Nigeria.
What did you study at UWE/what are you studying? When did you graduate?
I completed the Master's in Public Health in 2020, and I am currently enrolled in a PhD in Public Mental Health programme
What is your positive/success story at UWEBRISTOL?
My experience at UWE has been remarkable. Graduating excellently from the Master's in Public Health was a dream come through for my career aspirations. During my master's programme, I have involved in different extracurricular activities, and my experiences in these roles added up to my fantastic university experience.
Volunteering for the role of Student Union BME Officer gave me an opportunity to meet many students from the BAME community and allowed me to relate with the Student Union Executive team and the University at large.
Also, I was a Public Health PAL leader, a member of the stakeholder team in my department, a member of the UWE research team for the Rockefeller Foundation competition, which made it to the semi-finals, an active member of the student consultation panel at UWE and a semi-finalist for the vice-chancellor’s award for representation at the student experience award 2020. Currently, I am the President of the RCCG Campus Fellowship Society and the UWE Public Health Society's Pioneer President.
Additionally, I am an entrepreneur with so much love for African culture, with few projects attached to my name. I founded Sisi-Ologe Affairs, which got me a space in the UWE enterprise summer scholarship 2020 as one of the scholars as well as a stakeholder Prospermaket.co.uk (An Online African groceries store).
Since starting my PhD programme in January 2021, I have lunched the "Unmute with Docyem", which is a mental health advocacy initiative aimed at improving access to mental health services for students and BAME communities at large
All these roles and experiences at UWE provide me with the opportunity to connect with other students and impact lives. Moreover, my success story at UWE would not be complete without the support I received from my lecturers, professors and fellow students.
What would you advice to your younger self at UWE?
Success depends on how many opportunities are converted into results. Make friends, network with industry experts, engage in extracurricular activities that will add values to you, and lastly, don't be afraid of challenges because challenges are "meals" for champions.