- Course Studied:
- Access to Social Work
What were you doing before you came to Morley?
"Before starting the course I was working as a social work assistant for the London Borough of Lewisham."
Why did you decide to take the Access course?
"I did not have a maths qualification and I knew it would be difficult for me to access a BA in Social Work without one. As I had left full time education many years ago, I felt that the Access Diploma would give me the opportunity to get back into education and get me to a level where I could apply for a degree course."
How did you find returning to education?
"I loved the mixture of students and felt comfortable studying amongst adult learners. The many fears I had about being a mature student faded once I joined Morley, and it was enlightening to see many older learners. It made me realise that education is for everyone, regardless of age, disability or race."
What did you think of the course itself?
"Some of the subjects challenged me, but in a positive way, and I found the approachability of my tutorial tutor and course leader really useful."
What difference has the Diploma made to you?
"Not only did the Diploma give me the requirements I needed in terms of Maths, but it gave me the ability to study again and to get my head back into that mode.
"I would recommend the Access course at Morley to others – it gave me both a sense of purpose and the hope that I can enter the profession I am very passionate about."