The collection, being released tomorrow, includes 10 modern portraits of inspiring students, alumni and staff taken by renowned British photographer Chris Floyd.
“The chance to become a nurse means I can make a difference and have a positive impact”
Among them is Mr Ryan who completely changed his career around after experiencing a potentially life changing incident.
He started a career as a bricklayer in Belfast, but an accident left him unable to walk for two years. However, with the support of NHS staff, he made a full recovery.
The support he received also inspired him to change career direction and to begin working in healthcare with the ultimate aim of becoming a nurse.
As a result, he is currently studying for a BSc in Adult Nursing with the Open University in Northern Ireland.
“I am very proud to have the opportunity to study nursing with the OU – it has supported me in developing a career which I am passionate about,” said Mr Ryan.
“As a healthcare support worker, my course is sponsored by my employer, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, meaning I’m able to earn a salary alongside my studies,” he said.
He added: “For me, the chance to become a nurse means I can make a difference and have a positive impact on people’s lives.”