Access to HE: Combined Sciences
Future Plans: To become a dietitian working for the NHS and do a further sports nutrition degree
Secondary School: A long time ago…. But John Hanson, leaving in 2003!
“I chose Andover College as it’s my local college and offers the access course and I had heard that the course here is very good (which I can confirm it is, although very challenging too).
I have enjoyed meeting new people and learning so much, I never thought I would understand and learn as well as I have done. Coming back into education after 12 years I have enjoyed doing the assignments and challenging myself in new ways and the support given from the college has been excellent.
I have a conditional offer at Plymouth University which is where I plan to go and do a 3 year Dietetics degree, then my plan is to work as a dietitian in the NHS for a while before doing a further degree in sports nutrition to expand my knowledge and work with athletes.
Even though I didn’t like the core studies at first I feel the work we have done has helped me learn about the academic skills needed at University level including presenting, critical thinking and essay planning and writing. I think because the access course has a similar structure to University academics although a lower level and involves many assignments and exams overlapping it has been excellent preparation.”