Exciting higher education journey for mature student
Keighley College student, Shirley Ellershaw, began her journey into higher education when exploring Access course options.
Following a discussion with Head of Service Professions, Kevin Burke, she was inspired to enrol on the Health and Wellbeing Foundation Degree.
Shirley said: “My experience of higher education has been amazing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed studying the concepts of health and the legal aspects. I was privileged to be included in the planning of the higher education centre at Keighley College, it was exciting to create our own study space.
“I’m now in the final weeks of my foundation degree and I’ve loved every minute. The support from Kevin and the team has been exceptional! I’m now working as a teaching facilitator at the college within the service professions team – my foundation degree has really shown me how many exciting career paths are available.”
Shirley plans to continue her studying at Leeds City College for a degree in Health and Social Care.