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Daisy’s Story

Daisy’s passion for working in the medical field had transformed after studying Health and Social Care at Penwith College. Now Daisy is studying Paramedicine at the University of Plymouth.

“Penwith College was a game changer because of the support that was offered and given to me.”

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Name: Daisy

Former School: Mounts Bay Academy

Course: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Hometown: Sennen, Penzance

What’s Next: Paramedicine at University of Plymouth

Daisy’s passion for working in the medical field had transformed after studying Health and Social Care at Penwith College. Daisy quickly settled into the friendly environment and met good friends on the course.

Daisy really enjoyed the close community between students and lecturers, finding support all around her when she needed it. This meant that Daisy could make the most out of her time at college.

Throughout her time at College, Daisy had the opportunity to gain valuable experience as part of her course. She said: “I worked with Foundation Studies in college for a couple of weeks to gain some experience with people with different physical and emotional needs. I worked with someone who wasn’t able to verbally communicate, I had to find other ways and use my initiative to communicate with that person.”

 In her second year, Daisy was giving university some serious thought and had several universities in mind. The help and guidance from her lecturers helped her fine tune which courses and which universities would best suit her aspirations and career goals.

When making the UCAS application, Daisy’s experience and knowledge that she has gained from her course was very useful in demonstrating to universities what sets her apart from the rest of the applicants.

Daisy was accepted into University of Plymouth to study Paramedicine and has been enrolled on the course since September 2023. After a few months in, Daisy has already distinguished parallels between Health and Social Care at College and her University degree. She said: “Health and Social Care was really useful when choosing Paramedicine because there are things that you can interlink with my degree and my BTEC course.”

Recently, Daisy returned to Penwith College to speak with the current Health and Social Care students to discuss her time at university and how her college course was the steppingstone in her Paramedicine career. Daisy kindly answered many of the students’ questions about their worries about starting University, building new friendships and choosing the right University course for them.

Daisy said: “Penwith College was a game changer because of the support that was offered and given to me.”

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