Access to HE student Rochelle Bailey
Rochelle Bailey wants to become a mental health nurse in the future but having left school without any GCSEs needed to improve her qualifications to enable her to apply for a degree course at university.
Twenty-three year old Rochelle enrolled on the one-year Progression to Access to Higher Education course – which will give her the skills she needs to move on to the Access to Higher Education course next year – and, as part of the programme, is receiving extra support to help her improve her writing skills.
Rochelle said: “When I started the course my tutor identified that I needed some extra help so I have an hour of one-to-one support from a member of the college’s additional learning support team each week which has made a real difference.
“My writing and spelling has really improved and I feel much more confident about doing assignments now. I used to feel overwhelmed and have to ask my sister to read through them to make sure they made sense, but I don’t have to do that anymore which makes me feel much better.
“Thanks to the college recognising that I had a problem, and doing everything possible to help me succeed, I feel as though I’ve undergone a fantastic transformation. I’m proud of myself and excited about going to university and getting my dream job in the future.