Some of our fair access students share details of the challenges they have faced and, how with the right support, they have been able to overcome them and achieve success. Please note that all students have given permission for their stories to be shared.
"I don't want to be defined as just a care leaver; I want to be defined by my achievements and my potential."
"I'm really proud to be the first in my family to go to university, but mostly I'm relieved that my degree will offer me loads of career options, rather than dead-end jobs."
"I've always been an independent thinker."
"A university degree was not a viable option for me, particularly if it meant leaving my brother on his own."