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A-LEVELS AREN'T THE ROAD FOR EVERYONE - says NWRC graduate awarded university scholarship

02 December 2022
Saoirse mcfeeters

Great news to hear that our former student Saoirse McFeeters from Strabane Campus has been awarded a scholarship worth £9k for her studies in BSc Hons Crimn & Crim Justice FT at Ulster University, Magee campus.

Saoirse said A-Levels weren’t for her so she studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health Studies (equivalent of 3 A-Levels) at Strabane Campus.

She said: “I absolutely loved the course, the support and help I received made my experience the absolute best it could have been. Claire Campbell, Angela Thompson and Johanna Campbell were my lecturers and the support and motivation I got from them was amazing.

“They inspired and pushed me to do my absolute best and without them I would not be at University today. Patrick Stewart the career adviser in the Strabane campus also played a huge role in helping me with my UCAS application/personal statements and interviews which without this I would never have got through the university application process, he was always there for a chat if I needed anything at anytime of the day which I appreciated massively.

“I would recommend NWRC to anyone who is thinking about it, I for one was scared after leaving school. A lot of people feel pressure into going back and doing their A-Levels if they want to go to University, which is what I thought but this isn’t the road that works for everyone and for anyone unsure I would highly recommend trying NWRC.

“I received my Diploma in August 2022, and I received D*DD, I was so happy after the hard work I had put in. When I received this grade I then got to accept my offer for the University of Ulster to study a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. I am loving studying this degree and I couldn't thank the staff in NWRC enough for everything they have done for me. “

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