Access student’s delight at national award

Access student’s delight at national award

Former Tameside College student Victoria Swindells scoops prize in national awards.

Victoria, who studied an access to higher education course in nursing and allied professions at the college, was awarded runner up in the Keith Fletcher Memorial Awards; ‘outstanding commitment to study’ category.

Despite family commitments and external pressures, Victoria completed her course assignments to a high standard.

Due to Covid restrictions, she will receive her award virtually during a ceremony in March, along with a £750 gift voucher.

Victoria is now studying a BNurs in children’s nursing at the University of Manchester and would like to become a qualified neonatal nurse in the future.

She said: “It means the World to me I’ve been recognised for my achievements. I had a fantastic learning experience at Tameside College and I would not have been able to complete the course without my wonderful teachers and peers. With their help I have progressed into a degree.”

The Keith Fletcher Memorial Awards judge, said: “Victoria is a well organised student who stoically overcame an array of difficult personal circumstances, grew in confidence throughout her course, and effectively balanced parental, work and study responsibilities to achieve her HE educational goal.”

Paul Curran, access to higher education teacher at Tameside College, said: “Victoria has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to study from the first lesson of the course to the last and beyond. She has dedicated herself to developing her academic skills to prepare herself for further study. She is a shining example and is respected by all for her indomitable spirit and total commitment to providing high quality healthcare.”

To find out more about access to higher education courses at Tameside College the courses page on the college website.

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