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Moving on…

Posted on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 11am
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
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The following is a guest post by Fi McClelland, a mature student who was one of the first cohort to graduate from our Professional Studies degree following its introduction in September 2013.

The day of the graduation in July 2016 made me realise just how far I had progressed throughout my academic career, and I felt a real sense of personal triumph and accomplishment. Undeniably it was hard work, however to be awarded a 1:1 classification really made the whole experience and journey so incredibly worthwhile.

Throughout my time at Leeds I have not only enhanced my academic knowledge and ability but developed a real sense of self-worth and confidence on both a professional and personal level. I had initially applied for a place at the University in the hope of eventually furthering my career prospects, however I soon realised that the experience would offer so much more. My academic journey has had such a positive impact on every area of my life – graduating from Leeds will always be one of my proudest moments and I am eager for the next chapter!

I have secured a place to begin an MA in Social and Political Thought through the University’s Bauman Institute in 2017. After that, who knows? Maybe a PhD!

Categories: Achievements, Mature Students, Professional Studies, Student Experience, Student Voices, Widening Participation