Amazing Alumni - Lauren King
We recently caught up with former Warrington & Vale Royal College student Lauren King. Lauren, who studied health & social care at the college, progressed on to Edge Hill University and is now working in the health and social care sector.
Lauren continued: “Words cannot express the eternal gratitude I have for all the staff and tutors who have supported me, taught me and in so many ways shaped me into who I am today. I know for a fact that I would not have achieved half as much as I have if it were not for the college and the amazing staff.”
When asked what advice she would give to other adults considering a higher education course or an access to higher education course at Warrington & Vale Royal College, Lauren said: “We are experiencing a flux in higher education pathways and opportunities. There are more day courses, night courses, access to higher education courses, and combined courses than there ever has been. I studied a BTEC, as well as completing my GCSE English while at the college, which has helped me get into university and get jobs in health and social care roles. If you have ever thought about changing your career, developing your career or even just learning something new, now is the perfect time. Also, don't let anything hold you back. I come from a working-class background with few GCSE's, struggled with my mental health, and studied without support from my parents. I still struggle sometimes, and it can be hard, but with the support from the college and what you can achieve both on and after the courses, it is so worth doing.”