Access to Higher Education – Humanities & Social Sciences
Tirion is currently studying BA (Hons) British Sign Language and Deaf Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and successfully completing the Access to Higher Education – Humanities and Social Sciences course at the College of West Anglia (CWA). She chose to study an Access course as she wanted to study at university but didn’t have the required qualifications. After some research she decided to study an Access course in the evening at CWA rather than a foundation year at university as it allowed her to still work locally.
Tirion said: “I’m really pleased I decided to study an Access course at CWA. At first I was worried about working full-time and studying but with a bit of concentration it was easy to manage. Ultimately the course lead me where I wanted to go and I am extremely happy.”
Access to Higher Education: Medicine & Dentistry
Sev studied Access to Higher Education: Medicine and Dentistry at the King’s Lynn campus and is now studying Medicine at Brighton & Sussex University, with plans to specialise in anesthetics.
Sev said: “I didn’t do as well as I should, or could, have in my GCSEs so didn’t take my education any further. After a few years, I decided it was time to make a change. I wanted to work towards qualifying as a doctor, so going to college was the first step, and CWA is one of a limited number of colleges in the UK to offer an Access to Medicine course, which can be used to apply for University. I loved the broad spectrum of sciences covered, and the amount of practical work involved in the course. Plus, I had some amazing tutors who were really patient with me. I can’t thank them enough!”