Hard working Access to Higher Education – Humanities students celebrate

“Its hard, but it’s worth it” This is the consensus from the whole group who have undertaken this year long Level 3 course in preparation for further university level study. The group have come from a variety of backgrounds and situations but all with the same objective – to further their education at University level.

The students pictured have successfully gained places for university to study Spanish at Reading University, Psychology at Plymouth University, A gap year travelling round Australia and then an English Degree at Penwith College, Philosophy at UWE Bristol, English Literature at Bristol University, English Literature at Leeds University and Linguistics, Korean and TESOL at York St Johns.

Vanessa Hager, Tutor said, “I am delighted that the students have all found their creative and academic voice which will set them up well for university. This year they have been an outstanding group, coming together from a range of educational positions, all with the same academic goal.”

Grantley said, “This course made me realise I could do a university level qualification when previously I had doubted myself.”

Sam said, “Whilst this course has been really hard work it has been fun too. I have really developed a good academic writing style which has prepared me for the next step in my education – university.”

David Atkinson-Beaumont, PTL said, “the Access course is ideal for people who have been out of education for a while and want to get back into academic study. As well as the subject itself students are taught study skills, referencing, structuring an essay and lots of other skills to help them in their university careers. The courses attract a whole variety of people from different backgrounds, educational levels and ages which is what makes the course so special. The group always really support one another academically and emotionally which is great to see. At the Penwith campus we also offer access courses in Health and Social care which can lead to careers in nursing, midwifery and paramedic science for example, Access to Creative Arts as a stepping stone to an HNC / HND in Art Practice and Access to Creative Media and Games leading to careers in film, graphic design, 3D design, visual effects and computer games design. Applications are still being taken for September.”

To find out more about access https://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/what-to-study/access