FOUR health and social care students from Warrington & Vale Royal College are celebrating after securing places to study nursing at some of the country’s most prestigious universities.
Elisha Harding, Megan Williams, Jessica Bridge and Sophie Wills – who are all in the final year of their level 3 qualification at the college – will continue their studies at a variety of universities in September 2018.
Former Beamont Collegiate Academy pupil Megan has been offered places at the University of Chester, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Salford.
Jessica, a former Hope Academy pupil, will choose between the University of Salford and the University of Central Lancashire.
Former Great Sankey High School pupil Elisha has been offered places at Chester and Salford, while Sophie – a former Penketh High School pupil – will be choosing from Chester and King’s College London.
The group say they owe their success to the college’s tutors, who have supported them every step of the way during their course to ensure they reach their goals.
Megan said: “It doesn’t quite feel real that we’ve got these university offers – it’s a fantastic feeling. Having our university options sorted is a huge weight off our shoulders.”
Sophie added: “The health and social care course at Warrington & Vale Royal College is the most amazing course. The opportunities and experiences we have had, thanks to the college, have given us such an edge that will really benefit us in the future, especially the work placements we have been able to take part in.”
Jessica said: “We would never have been able to get these university places if it wasn’t for our tutors at the college. They are so supportive and as well as obviously helping us with the course, they have given us advice on so many things and have helped with our personal statements.”
Elisha added: “I have absolutely loved my time at Warrington & Vale Royal College and cannot wait to go on to university.”
Warrington & Vale Royal College has a fantastic record of helping health and social care students to obtain places at their chosen university to study a variety of topics, including in-demand nursing and midwifery courses.
Amanda MacKinnon, Curriculum Manager for Health, Social & Childcare, said: “Elisha, Megan, Jessica and Sophie should be so incredibly proud of themselves for securing places at university, especially in such a competitive industry as nursing.
“At Warrington & Vale Royal College, we pride ourselves on giving our students the best opportunities to help them succeed in life. In industries like health, social and childcare, having real-life work experience is extremely important and something that the girls have all taken part in. This experience will have surely helped in their university applications. Elisa, Meg, Sophie and Jess have worked so hard during their time at the college and this shows in both their assignments and predicted grades. I am positive they will make fantastic nurses in the future.”
To find out more about the courses and opportunities available in the health, social and childcare industry, visit wvr.ac.uk or visit the college open evening on Monday, February 12, 5pm-7pm.
Pictured From left to right: Health and social care students Sophie Wills, Jessica Bridge, Elisha Harding and Megan Williams.