Dan Sullivan, Access to HE student and Class of 2015, Master of Chiropractic

"Thanks to the course being over the weekend I could balance my life without having to commit to a tedious evening course after work."

I started the Access to HE Diploma (Human Health Sciences) at AECC University College in 2014.  Previous to this I was studying electronics and computing, but found this was not for me after leaving sixth-form. AECC University College has enabled me to remodel myself into a healthcare student. After making mistakes in the past pursuing a career that didn't suit me, the Access to HE course allowed me to experience a field I had interest in with an opportunity to progress into such. I am now happily studying on the Master of Chiropractic course at AECC University College.

Dan’s Top 3 Achievements so far from studying the AECC University College

  1. Receiving the community development award at the staff led student awards.
  2. Being elected for the role of academic officer on the student union.
  3. Having the ability to travel thanks to the student ambassador’s programme.

Dan’s Top 3 Highlights from the Access to HE

  1. Being able to study and work part-time was great. Thanks to the course being over the weekend I could balance my life without having to commit to a tedious evening course after work.
  2. I really enjoyed the anatomy weekend on the course. We were able to visit the dry lab on site at the college which is wonderful.
  3. Having the continued support of staff throughout the Access course to ensure we all got to where we wanted to be really helped.

Dan’s Top 3 tips for students thinking about studying HE to Access

  1. Make the time to study in the week, even if it’s only half hour each day!
  2. The earlier you can get the coursework done the better! It’ll be fresher in your head after the teaching weekend.
  3. Enjoy it! Make the most of the college facilities while you’re on the course, the AECC University College has lots to offer when you start to look.

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