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Why I loved studying Access to HE at UCR

Leila Chew, who studied the land-based Access to HE Diploma at University Centre Reaseheath in 2020/21, shares what she enjoyed about the course and how it helped her progress to her chosen degree at Keele University. 

Studying the one-year land-based Access to HE Diploma at University Centre Reaseheath massively helped me prepare for degree level study and my chosen career.

Although you cover a variety of modules during this diploma, I chose this course as a route into veterinary nursing as I am passionate about becoming an equine vet.

Studying this diploma at University Centre Reaseheath was a great opportunity for me. I had been out of education for 15 years and did not have the A-Levels I needed for university so I wouldn’t have been able to study my degree without it.

There was so much that I enjoyed about studying at UCR; I loved that it focused heavily on practical animal experience and my lecturer was a vet nurse, so she was a great person to learn from.

When I started studying the Access to HE Diploma, my daughter was only 6 months old. Although this was challenging at times, by doing some work online I managed to succeed with my studies. The tutors were very supportive and offered extensions too, although I didn’t end up needing them.

After completing the Diploma in 2021, I progressed onto a Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree with a foundation year at Keele University which I am really enjoying.

I am so happy that I chose to study the Access to HE Diploma at University Centre Reaseheath. It gave me so many skills which I am now using during my degree, including practical animal skills as well as notetaking and writing skills.

Access to HE has given me a whole new career path and I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a life change.

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If your sights are set on studying a degree, but you need further qualifications first, don’t worry – our Access to Higher Education Diploma is your launchpad for higher level study! 

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