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Record numbers of Access to Higher Education students apply to university

This year, Warrington & Vale Royal College are incredibly proud to see record numbers of their Access to Higher Education students setting their sights on university. Over 60 adult students, studying a range of courses including Access Social Work and Access Health Professionals, have applied to university courses beginning in 2021, with several having already received conditional offers. Progressing onto a range of courses including Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, and Midwifery, the students are set to become part of the next wave of health and social care professionals entering the field. Kerri Cowell-McQuillan, who is currently studying Access to HE- Health Professionals at the college, has received a conditional offer from the University of Chester to study Psychology. Kerri says: Education is always something I have had a passion about. Being a full-time mum to three boys, I put my dreams on hold, but I never dimmed my light. You are never too old to do what you love! The college tutors have been great with their advice and guided me through the stages of UCAS applications. Fellow student Tanya Gregory has received an offer from Edge Hill University to study Nursing (Learning Disabilities), and is also delighted to be moving on to higher education. She says: It's taken me a long time to pluck up the courage to return to education. My motivation to further my education onto university is to have that ability to help and support others. It‚ the step in the right direction to get me where I need to be to become a learning disability nurse. Warrington & Vale Royal College‚ specialised careers team are dedicated to supporting students with their university applications and ensure they are in the best possible position to reach their desired career. To find out more about our Higher Education courses, click here.
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