Access students at Riverside College have been celebrating as university offers have begun to come through their doors. One student in particular, Catherine Burnett from Runcorn (pictured right), has secured her place on the highly competitive midwifery course at Chester University.
In 2011, Catherine enrolled on the Access to Health and Social Care course at Riverside College with dreams of one day studying midwifery at university. Competition for midwifery courses is fierce, with entry levels high and distinctions a necessity.
As well as studying for the Access course, Catherine was also working and juggling family life with her husband and two children. Though hard work and determination she completed the Access course at Riverside in July 2012, receiving the distinctions needed to secure her place at University.
Catherine applied to become a student midwife and was fortunate enough to gain an interview with Chester University, her first choice. The interview was a success and Catherine was offered one of 28 places at Chester University for midwifery starting in September 2014.
Catherine is ecstatic after securing a place on the course and encourages future applicants to work hard and not to give up no matter what setbacks they may face.
Catherine said, “With such a competitive course like midwifery, you need to know the role and keep up to date with any current issues. If you let your desire to become a midwife shine through you will succeed, do not give up! Aim high and reach for your dream, like I have.”
Access course tutor Karen Roscorla said “An Access course is a great way for adults to make their way into university. Catherine was a dedicated student and always worked extremely hard to achieve her goals, she is an inspiration for other students. If any adults are interested in an Access course, you can apply by filling in an online application form or call us on 0151 257 2022.”