What our students say 2012-2013 page 1
"Beginning with my initial enquiry, right until the very end, I have had endless support"
In the 2012/13 Academic Year, our students completed and were awarded Certificates for:
- 376 Access to HE Diplomas
- 40 Maths GCSE Equivalences
- 22 English GCSE Equivalences
- 10 Science GCSE Equivalences
They gained places at the following Universities:
Anglia Ruskin University, Aston University - Birmingham, University of Bath, University of Bedfordshire, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Bournemouth University, University of Bradford, University of Brighton, Bristol University, Brunel University, Buckinghamshire New University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Cardiff University, University of Chester, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of Derby, Durham University, University of East Anglia, University of East London, Edge Hill University, University of Exeter, Glyndwr University, University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire, University of Huddersfield, University of Hull, Kingston University, University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Lincoln, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Kent, London Metropolitan University, London South Bank University, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, Napier University - Edinburgh, University of Northampton, Northumbria University, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Roehampton University, St Mary's University College - Twickenham, University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Southampton, South East Essex College (partner of the University of Essex), Staffordshire University, University Campus Suffolk, University of Sunderland, University of Surrey, Teesside University, University of the West of England, University of West London, University of Winchester, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, University of York, York St John University.
Terry Gardiner - November 2009 and July 2013
In November 2009, Terry wrote: "After 24 years in the military the course provided by DistanceLearningCentre.com has given me the platform to go on to study in the exciting and challenging field of Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Cumbria. DistanceLearningCentre.com has provided me the skill set and confidence which has enabled me to embark on a completely different career path and the opportunity to hopefully fulfil my academic potential."
In July 2013, Terry wrote back to us: "I would just like to voice my appreciation on giving me the grounding and motivation I needed to start and finish my degree in Radiography. I was fortunate enough to get a first and am also starting a new job at Wrightington to which I feel you have been an integral part of this process on my leaving the forces after 24 years."
Emma Lovell - June 2013
I applied for an Access to Nursing Diploma at DistanceLearningCentre.com as it fitted in with my college and work life at the time and, although I had to leave college, DistanceLearningCentre.com has meant I could take extra day shifts at work without affecting my studies providing me with a vital 'uni fund' which I will definitely need!
From the very beginning with my initial enquiry, right until the very end, I have had endless support from all at DistanceLearningCentre.com making me feel confident about my course and beyond. I am a kinaesthetic learner, therefore distance learning is probably the hardest thing for me to do, yet with my amazing tutors who would phone, email, recommend me textbooks and send me links to websites, I never felt like I was out of my depth. I always made use of our forum where other students and even tutors used their own time to help you out and get you back on track. I also found the individual learning plans provided were a great resource for keeping me on track and not letting me say 'I'll do it tomorrow'.
When applying for universities, I had the full support of my tutor and found that many universities found the way I did my diploma really interesting and commended me on my achievements. I applied to four London universities including Kings and London Southbank for Children's Nursing and gained a conditional offer from all of them ? a real testimony to the support in my application and studies that I received from DistanceLearningCentre.com.
I would like to thank my incredible tutors for being there whenever I went blank or was having a little panic, for calming me down and explaining everything to me, however many times they needed to until I understood, and generally DistanceLearningCentre.com for getting me where I wanted to be. If I have any tips for current or future students, it would be plan out your time and never give up! If you're stuck, have a cup of tea and a biscuit then come back to it ? it will always make more sense! And just to leave you on a quote that got me through those times when I doubted myself and was considering letting my dream stay a dream: "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."
Carl Anstey - June 2013
After being injured in Afghanistan in 2009 whilst serving with the British Armed Forces, I was left facing a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Facing medical discharge, I knew that I needed to make a plan for the future and ensure that my prospects after life in the military were good. Having experienced extensive physiotherapy, I knew that it was a career that I wanted to pursue, however my academic background was not up to my aspirations. I needed a course that was flexible to work around my rehabilitation and a course that would provide me with a strong academic base to build on at university.
DistanceLearningCentre.com provided me with both. The tutors have been excellent, easily approachable, understandable and above all, passionate about the course. It has taken my almost one and a half years to complete the course but the perseverance and hard work has been worth it. I have been accepted on to a BSc Physiotherapy programme at Bournemouth University and my aspirations are continuing to grow. To anyone currently studying the DistanceLearningCentre.com course and finding it daunting, I say, stick to the plan, aim high and keep going. It is achievable and all the hard work is worth it in the end.
Philippina Mwamachi - June 2013
I first learnt about DistanceLearningCentre.com when I inquired about the educational requirements needed to gain a place at the Birmingham city university (BCU). I knew straight away that DistanceLearningCentre.com would suit me as I worked full time and cared for my 2 children.
Learning with DistanceLearningCentre.com had its ups and downs mainly due to the limited time in which I had to fit my studies. The support, positive comments from my Tutors and the distinctions that I achieved however kept me going to the end. My advice to anyone wishing to join DistanceLearningCentre.com is that the courses offered are manageable but be prepared to put an effort! The bulk of the work is in the assessments that one has to research and complete before submitting for grading which in a positive way gives you confidence!
Having gained the required 60 credits to study physiotherapy in BCU, I am looking forward to applying for a place in April 2014. I am very proud of my achievement and very grateful to my Tutors and everyone at DistanceLearningCentre.com who made this possible.