After spending several years working in the animal care industry, Elizabeth Blunt enrolled with Cambridge Regional College to begin her journey to becoming a Vet. In researching her options for Higher Education, Elizabeth discovered that CRC was one of the only colleges in the area to offer all of the modules required by the veterinary schools. In addition, the positive reputation in high standards of teaching meant that Elizabeth felt confident that she would come away from the CRC Access to Science course with a sound knowledge of chemistry and biology, subjects that are essential for veterinary medicine.
Elizabeth said, “Studying on the Access to Science course improved my knowledge of the sciences and mathematics, and the extra-curricular opportunities saw me take on the role of class representative, which developed my personal skills alongside my academic studies.
There was a strong emphasis on self-directed learning, something that I was initially unsure about, but it has placed me in a really good position at university. The resources available were good and the lecturers were very keen on practical teaching, something that I found particularly useful as a visual learner.”
Elizabeth added, “I would recommend studying an Access course at CRC because the course is well structured and taught at a good pace. The tutors are very approachable and will help wherever they can.”
Since graduating in the summer of 2020, Elizabeth has progressed to Nottingham University where she is starting the first of a six-year study programme in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
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