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Pathway students achieve their ambition to study Social Science

18 September 2013

Pathway Students
Pathway to Social Science students outside the School of Social Sciences

The first cohort of Pathway to Social Science students have joined the Cardiff School of Social Sciences after successfully completing the first part of their learning Pathway at the University's Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN). 

The Pathway is part-time and taught in the evening and weekends and designed to give mature students the support and encouragement they need to fulfill their potential of studying at University.

David Edwards, a student on the Pathway, commented: "The Pathway is the best thing I have ever done and now means I will be a student at Cardiff University, which is quite an achievement for me and one I am immensely proud of.  The Pathway is actually life-changing."

Professor Amanda Coffey (Dean for Education and Students, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) commented: "We are delighted that eight students will be transferring to the Cardiff School of Social Sciences.  This is exciting news for SOCSI as adult learners bring a wealth of knowledge from their own backgrounds and experience. The Pathway students have demonstrated commitment to their studies and have gained places on their own merit. They now have the opportunity to follow their own passions and explore research from experts in the field as they join around one thousand undergraduates in the School of Social Sciences."

Pathway students attended a welcome meeting hosted by Professor Amanda Coffey and Jan Stephens, Pathway to Social Science Co-ordinator. Jan Stephens commented: "This is an important day for the students.  They have all shown great promise on the Pathway and have worked incredibly hard to achieve this success. As mature students they confidently contribute to classroom debate and discussions.  I am sure they will all succeed in their studies!"

The Pathway to Social Science is just one of many pathways offered by the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning.  Others subjects are available including: history, archaeology, religion, business management, accounting and finance, European languages, translation, English language, literature, philosophy, journalism, media and cultural studies.  For more information visit

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