Pathway students welcomed to the School of Social Sciences
8 Hydref 2015
Excitement was in the air as former Pathway students were officially welcomed to the School of Social Sciences by the Head of School, Prof Amanda Coffey.
Six students are transferring from Continuing & Professional Education, after studying social science modules part-time for one year on the programme which offers adults the opportunity to achieve their ambition of studying towards a degree at Cardiff University.
Professor Coffey said: “I am delighted to welcome a new cohort of Pathway students into the School of Social Sciences. It is particularly pleasing to see that the opportunities provided through the Pathway modules enable adult learners to access degree level studies with confidence and enthusiasm.”
Every year adults from a diverse range of backgrounds choose to begin studying one of the nine pathways provided by Continuing & Professional Education in different subjects. In most cases previous qualifications are not needed and the only requirements are an interest and enthusiasm for the subject.
New undergraduate Deborah Johnson said “I felt like I needed to do something for myself and I have always wanted to work towards a degree.” And her advice to others “Just go for it! I totally surprised myself at how much I could do despite not studying for many years”.
Fellow student Alysha Sammut added “I couldn’t believe you didn’t need any qualifications to do it! It has been brilliant! I have made lots of friends and the subjects have been very interesting”.
Jan Stephens, Co-ordinator of the Pathway to Social Science commented: “I wish all former pathway students starting undergraduate degrees this semester the best of luck! All the hard work and commitment has been worth it as the students take a step closer to achieving their undergraduate degrees. Well done everyone!”
The Division of Continuing & Professional Education are pleased to announce that 15 students have enrolled on the first module of the Pathway to Social Science this year. To find out more visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/pathways.