After some advice and research, I found the Gateway to HE, the perfect door to give me the better knowledge and insight that I was seeking…

While studying Access to Health studies previously, I have discovered a special interest and passion for sociology, this subject has made me understand different aspects of society and how society was influenced. I was sure I wanted to study a different subject at University but did not know what exactly.  

After some advice and research, I found the Gateway to HE, the perfect door to give me the better knowledge and insight that I was seeking to progress into a Social studies Degree in the near future.

I must confess, I was insecure of going back to education as I took 2 year gap and being a busy mum made me anxious, but with all the support from the CCL staff and our tutor I was motivated and comfortable to continue with my study. The programme was fast paced but well explained.

The support received influenced me to continue motivated and to put my self-doubts away. Our tutor understood that he had students in different life stages, who had some or little knowledge of what to expect to progress to the degree.

During lockdown, it was easy to complete the remaining work as we were fully supported online by our tutor that would make sure he would set meetings on weekly basis. He made sure he would take his time and double checked if we understood the work as well the exam questions.

Based on that I decided to continue studying and I applied for a place on Social studies Degree, where afterwards I intend to further my education into a Master’s programme. 

I totally recommend the Gateway to HE to everybody that is motivated to go back to education and needs an extra support in order to achieve their future goals.  

About the author

This blog was written by Isabel Gomes, a current full-time Social Studies student.

Find out more about our free Gateway to HE course: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/courses/gatewaytohe/

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