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"If you’re a mature student don’t be nervous about trying something different. The college has a really relaxed atmosphere which helps you meet new friends and settle in to your studies."

Marc had been a promising A-level student when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and had to leave his studies to under-go treatment. While in remission he heard a radio advert for Higher Education at Sunderland College, applied for a course and has never looked back. He hopes to complete his top up year at university before getting a job working in digital forensics.

Marc Bell - HND Computing

"This course has given me a more positive attitude towards my clients and taught me to be more patient. I've used Higher Education to help me think positively, irrespective of my age, and I will continue to do what I intended to in life."

Mugove came to England from Zimbabwe to work as a Support Worker and wanted to enhance his skills with a stepping stone to a degree course. He enrolled at Sunderland College after hearing it provided a natural progression route to degrees at university.

Mugove Zichawo - Foundation Degree In Health And Social Care

"I wish I hadn't waited so long to return to education."

Sam began her studies at Sunderland College on an Access course before progressing on to her Foundation Degree. She is now finishing her BSc(Hons) in Heath and Social Care at the University of Sunderland

Sam Stirzaker – Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care