Recently, the Centre for Lifelong Learning Team caught up with Taiwo Ogunrinde, former student of the Gateway to HE course who then progressed to a degree and is currently studying her second year of the full-time Social Studies Degree. She shared with us her seven tips for mature students and her inspiring journey to education
"When I graduated in 2005, I was extremely proud of what I had achieved. My family were there on the day to see me graduate and they were delighted for me."
Alison works as a Job Search Adviser in Student Careers and Skills at the University of Warwick and became an accredited R2 Strengths practitioner in May 2016. She is also a graduate of the Centre for Lifelong Learning, completing her BA in Health and Social Policy in 2005. She has also worked in Student Recruitment and Marketing since graduation.
We caught up with her to hear her story almost 13 years on...
The Department for Education have this month announced the bursary rates for 18/19, for training FE teachers, with an updated bursary for English subject teachers. The financial incentive behind the bursary launch is to attract new high-quality graduates to become teachers in the FE sector.
From August 2018, Student Finance will also offer eligible part-time students maintenance loans to help cover living costs during their period of study.
The Great Warwickshire Show and Tell takes place this Friday 15th May in Warwick town centre. Over forty organisations are taking part, including us to let you know about our courses and the opportunities we're offering in the coming year. Come and see us and chat to staff and current students about what it's like to study at CLL.