Access to University learners are aiming Higher

The Access to Healthcare Study Programme at Huntingdonshire Regional College is building on the success of recent years with several learners being offered university places for September 2016.

Kate Pope, Access to Healthcare tutor, said: “I’m really pleased with the variety of courses that our learners have been accepted for – it’s not just conventional nursing that is represented.”

Other courses that feature in this year’s list include mental health, midwifery, radiography and physiotherapy.

Staff and learners said that good proportion of science included in the Study Programme has increased the range of university course options available.

Kate added: “It’s particularly pleasing that all our learners passed their English and maths entrance exams and that some have been accepted into such competitive areas as physiotherapy and radiography.”

One such learner is Neil Roberts, 40, who has been offered a place at Plymouth University to study physiotherapy.

Neil said: “My first reaction to receiving my offer was shock. I had kept faith but was concerned that it was a very competitive course to get on.

“I’m delighted that my persistence paid off and I can’t say enough positive things about the course and the support I have received from Kate.

“It has prepared me for university and I’d recommend it to anyone.”

The offers received thus far also cover a wide range of universities, including Anglia Ruskin, Leicester, Bedford, Northampton, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Lincoln.


Pictured: Plymouth University-bound Neil Roberts

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