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What our students say 2010-2011 page 6

"I enjoyed every single subject and learned many new things"

Yvona Kantorova - March 2011

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The reason I decided to study for my Access to Higher Education Diploma through DistanceLearningCentre.com was simple, I worked full time and didn't have any extra time to attend an evening course, let alone a part time course. Therefore when I found out about DistanceLearningCentre.com I realised that that was exactly what I needed. When I saw the DistanceLearningCentre.com website I was really impressed! It took me a while to get into its systems but after a short while I could see how much useful information there was on the site.

And why have I decided to go for midwifery? For a start, my mother works in a hospital, so I'm used to the environment and everything connected with it ? the way the staff always look so immaculately clean in their white coats, the specific smell of a hospital, the way the place is always busy. I'm also keen on babies and young children and most of all I like the thought that hospital is the place where they make people feel better. At least they try to do so. I've always wanted to make people feel better, make them smile and feel comfortable.

I found the subjects studied for an Access Diploma extremely interesting. From English language to Biology to Child Psychology I enjoyed every single subject and learned many new things. The gained knowledge became very handy in my personal life too, as during my studies I fell pregnant and shortly after my moderation I gave birth to a baby son.

At the moment I am on maternity leave and very busy with the new baby but I am determined to pursue the midwifery career as soon as I can. I would like to say a big thank you to everybody at DistanceLearningCentre.com for their great support and especially to my tutor.

Karen Southwood - March 2011

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I have been in my current career for 20 years and whilst ongoing learning has been a part of it, it's been such a long time since I have written in the format and style needed for the assessments.

Before starting the course I was a little apprehensive but the tutors have been so supportive and the course work easy to follow. The coursework inspired me and instead of worrying about writing a 2000 word essay I found myself struggling to reduce my work to 2000 words as I could have easily got carried away. To get those all important distinctions you really do have to put the leg work in, there's a lot to study and a lot of work to do. It has been a hard (but enjoyable) struggle but the fact that you can go at your own pace was one of the main reasons I chose DistanceLearningCentre.com.

I have my normal job, my volunteer work and three children to juggle so being able to pace it out over 18 months has really worked well. I can't praise DistanceLearningCentre.com enough, special thanks to my Tutor. I don't know how my particular Tutor compares to the others but I felt he knew my abilities well and knew when to support me and when to leave me to it ? I didn't feel hassled or pressured but felt he was there should I need him.

I am proud of what I have achieved through DistanceLearningCentre.com and know that everything I've learnt will be useful to me in the future.

Rebecca Warboys - March 2011

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I found DistanceLearningCentre.com in Spring 2010 while searching the internet for a course that would strengthen my application for 2011 Midwifery courses.I was delighted to be able to do a course that didn't mean I couldn't keep up the day job and where I wouldn't have to struggle to get childcare. It was great to be able to literally pick it up and put it down as it suited me.

I managed to complete the course within 6 months despite being a mum of 4 young children, working several paid and voluntary jobs and managing the build on our new home; so it is definately do-able, and it helps you to focus when you are juggling study with family life. Something essential if I am to make a sucess of university.

I was so lucky to have a brilliant course tutor who was fab at responding to emails and calling me often. I have a degree in a completely unrelated field, so the biology and psychology were totally new areas for me to explore but I found that I really enjoyed them and these have given me a really good understanding which I can expand upon when I start uni. My tutor helped if there were any areas I struggled with!

Having finished my degree in 2000, I really feel like doing the DistanceLearningCentre.com course has meant that I will be a stronger student as it has reminded me of study skills I havent needed to use for a long time. I had to write a live essay for one interview day and scored 100%, something I do not think I would have been able to do without having just completed my access course. I am now eagerly awaiting starting at Leeds Univerity in the Autumn.

Georgia Brookes - March 2011

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After being stuck in administration roles and being made redundant repeatedly, I started studying the course in 2010 as I wanted to go to University and study for my Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons). I'd ruled out the traditional college route as I couldn't afford to give up my full time job.

I found studying the Access to Nursing and Health diploma very easy to fit around my job as with input from my tutor, I could set my own deadlines and even when I found out I was pregnant a few months into the course and that I was being made redundant (again), I managed to finish the course and did much better than I thought I would!

The tutor support has been invaluble, especially when I found it difficult to get my head in the game. The forum has also been a gold mine of support and hints from the other students. I definitely could not have maintained the motivation to finish the course without these support mechanisms.

I now feel confident about studying at degree level and have been accepted to start studying at Coventry University in Sept 2011. I feel prepared for University life and can't wait to get stuck in! Thanks to everyone at DistanceLearningCentre.com (especially my tutor) for the support and encouragement!

Jade Henry - November 2010

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I started the DistanceLearningCentre.com course in January 2009 when I went on Maternity leave from work. The DistanceLearningCentre.com course was perfect for me as there were no local colleges which offered the access course and, with being heavily pregnant, I didn't fancy going to college so studying from home was perfect!

I have throughly enjoyed the course and I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to studying so I loved getting stuck into biology, and felt proud of the grades I achieved which I never thought I would be able to. I expected to scrape passes on this course, but I didn't, I excelled myself throughout! I found the tutors excellent. One in particular has been a rock throughout the course and at times even felt like a friend. DistanceLearningCentre.com do well to support you as much as they can and I am proud to be a part of this for the future with maintaining the student forum. I would reccomend this course to friends as it is easy to fit around YOUR life!