Mother of three receives five university offers02 June 2015
After studying the Health Sciences – Access to Higher Education Diploma at City and Islington’s Centre for Health, Social and Child Care, mother of three, Remee Wilson, received 5 out of 5 university offers.
After being made redundant from her previous job she decided to turn the situation in to a positive and to return to education. Experiencing the traumatic birth of her second child, then receiving so much support from her health visitor, inspired Remee to pursue a career in the same role so that she could support other mums too.
She said: “Adult education is so important as courses like this help mothers or those who have been made redundant to get back in to work.
“I grew up in Islington and have always felt proud that in my local area there was a College with a good reputation. Members of my family have studied here and it is a really important part of the community.
“Without child care and financial support there was no way I could return to education. But the childcare fees support and the Government 24+ Loan which covered my College fees have helped make it possible.”
“The facilities at the College are excellent, it is easy to get to and my tutor has gone above and beyond to support us getting into university."
After completing the Access course, Remee will take up an offer from Southbank University to study a BA in Adult Nursing. Her ambition for the future is to work at the renowned University College London Hospital as an adult nurse and to then specialise as an in-demand Health Visitor for a trust.
She said: “People think of becoming a midwife first in this field, but the services Health Visitors provide are broader and support parents and families from all backgrounds once they leave hospital, which is a crucial public service.”
Asked what advice she would give other students considering returning to education, she said: “It is never too late to go back and study. Universities like mature students as they know you have had life experience and they understand the sacrifices you have made to pursue your dream.
“The facilities at the College are excellent, it is easy to get to and my tutor has gone above and beyond to support us getting into university. The support we have received in our UCAS applications has also been meticulous.
“Ultimately, I am doing this for my children, I want to set an example for them and show them you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I see my studies as an investment in their future. Also, achieving another higher education qualification, but this time while juggling a family has made me really proud."
Want to follow in Remee's footsteps? Follow this link to find out about studying a Health Science - Access to Higher Education Diploma