Bryn Evans from Northfield is a pure inspiration to all adults wanting to change their career. After dropping out of two colleges and spending years working in various jobs, this twenty-two year old is now at university thanks to the Access to University course he attended at Bournville College.
‘I wasn’t really interested in studying when I was younger, I lacked commitment and it showed in my behaviour and attitude. It was when I was working in a sofa shop that I started thinking about where my life was going. The job was well paid and it had good prospects, but it wasn’t for me, I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life.’ Bryn reflected.
Bryn gave up a well-paid job to come back to college but doesn’t regret his decision: ‘It was a big decision, but I’m glad I did it. It’s a difficult course but enjoyable and I have received a lot of support which helped me along the way. In another three years I will have a degree.’
Bryn has now started his degree in Education Studies at University of Worcester and continuing his educational journey. Access courses are very popular with mature students because they offer a second chance to anyone with no qualifications. With only one year of study, they allow adults of all ages to go to University.
When Bournville College and South and City College Birmingham merged in August 2017, it provided an even bigger choice of access courses on offer for adult students across the city, including pathways to Sports Science and Criminology and many related disciplines.
If like Bryn, you want to change career and do something worthwhile, take a look at our courses, or call 0800 111 6311 for more information.