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Access to HE student: Rebecca Clark

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JR: Jennifer Rocke
RC: Rebecca Clark


JR: I am here today, at the Access to Higher Education Conference in Birmingham, with Rebecca Clark. Rebecca, Could you tell me a bit about your experience with the Access to Higher Education Course and what it has led you on to do now?

RC: I decided to do the Access to Health Sciences Course following being ill, and getting another chance to go into another career change…changing my life…change my stars! And after two years on a part-time course I passed and it led me to the degree that I am now doing in Mental Health Nursing at Southampton University.

JR: Do you have any advice for someone who is thinking about enrolling on to an Access course?

RC: Do it; because the opportunities that it leads to will change your life if you let it.

JR: Is there anything you know now, that you wish you had known before you had started the course?

RC: Not really, because the course was totally perfect for me for what I wanted to do. So there is nothing I would have changed about it, because I really, thoroughly enjoyed the course, and now I really enjoy what I am doing now.

JR: Do you have any tips for current Access Students on applying for University and going through the UCAS process?

RC: Be as honest as you can with your personal statement, the more they get to see about you, the more they can make an easier decision, be reflective. That would help and just enjoy it. If you enjoy what you are writing then they will see that in your writing, and then it will help to make a better application.

JR: Rebecca, thanks very much for talking to me.