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Student celebrates First Class honours degree

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A mature student from Frome is celebrating after achieving First-class honours in her university degree. Yolanda Kaye has just completed her studies with the University of Worcester.

“After working full time alongside studying full time, I’m just really proud to have got to the finish line in one piece,” said the 34-year-old, from Crown Gardens. “It was seriously testing, so to have got a First, was a totally amazing achievement.”

Yolanda earned her Firstclass BSc (Hons) degree in child and adolescent mental health. “I would like to specialise in the more therapeutic side of mental health and possibly fast track into becoming a counsellor,” she said. “I am currently exploring the idea of taking my skills abroad to work in disadvantaged areas where mental health support is less accessible to young people.” 

Yolanda studied for her degree through The Learning Institute, which has a partnership with the University of Worcester.

“Being a mature student, I had to be able to still earn money whilst studying,” she said. “The University of Worcester and The Learning Institute offered me the opportunity to do this through a condensed method of distance studying, whereby I was still able to complete a full-time degree course and not have to be at Worcester every day. This meant that the week’s-worth of Worcester lectures were condensed into one long day each week, with Learning Institute tutors that travelled to our cohort at Radstock; making it possible for me to continue studying the course that I wanted whilst earning the money I needed to live.”

The University of Worcester has places available for well-qualified applicants through clearing this year. There are a limited number of places available to start in September 2018 for well-qualified applicants.

For more information visit www.worcester.ac.uk or call 01905 855111.

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