23-year-old Palak Nath moved to the UK when she was 16 and enrolled on the Level 2 diploma in health and social care before progressing to the Level 3 extended diploma – and is now training to be a midwife.
Palk said: “I was able to do my midwifery degree thanks to the amazing support I had from my tutors at college who always made sure I got good grades in my essays, and the help I had from one of the careers advisers to ensure I produced an excellent personal statement for my university application.
“If anyone wants to be a midwife I’d say follow your dreams! It’s hard to get into and is intense training but if you dream it you can do it!
“After completing my training I’m hoping to stay at the NHS trust where I’m doing my training and am planning to do a Master’s degree, and in the future maybe go into teaching.