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Access to Humanities: Lynn

It is quite possible that twenty-two years ago, in 1998, I was in a similar situation to yours, right now, in 2020.

I had left school at sixteen with pretty good qualifications – not maths though! I was working part-time for the Social Services Child and Adolescent Protection team, as well as in primary schools with vulnerable children.

I loved my job, but to further my career I needed to gain more qualifications and go to university. I had to ‘organise’ my four children, but I knew the time was right for me to return to education.

In 1998 I started my Access course. In 1999, on my fortieth birthday, I registered at the University of Kent and graduated with Joint Honours in English & American Literature & Sociology. I undertook my Post Graduate lecturing qualification, on placement with the Access department. I was offered a full- time lecturing post in 2004 and am now the Access Programme Director.

The Access course changes lives. It provides students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to pursue their dream career. It could change your life! Do you want to become a health professional? A teacher? Social worker? Perhaps you have an interest in a subject but are unsure of what career it could lead you to? The Access team are here to advise and guide you every step of the way.

You will study a range of subjects, with no end of year exams! The Access qualification is recognised by universities throughout the UK. The college also supports students with childcare and travel bursaries.

So, join us! Let the Access course change your life!

Lynn Barr

Programme Area Director Access to Higher Education.