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Career Prospects Alumni Profile: Dawn

Dawn Wilson studied on our 2+2 degree programme between 1994 and 1998. Read her story and find out how the degree changed her life and the doors it opened for her.


When did you study for the 2+2 at CLL?

"I studied between 1994-1998, I think we were one of the first cohorts through."

What are you doing now?

"I am currently working as a Family Literacy Language and Numeracy Widening Participation worker at Warwickshire County Council, have done for 15 years."

What did you do following your undergraduate degree?

"Previously, I taught at secondary school. After finishing my 2+2 degree, I took the Graduate Teacher Training Route to do this. I then took a Master of Education with the Open University, part time while still working full time (not to be recommended if you want a life) but very happy to get it."

Dawn profile

Dawn's advice is to "Climb every mountain!"

How do you feel that the 2+2 degree helped you achieve your ambitions?

"2+2 changed my life literally, I met my best friend on the course too. I was the first person in my family ever to get a degree, but both my sons have done so now. I never thought of uni at school, wasn't something people like me did."

Do you have any tips for people thinking about doing the 2+2?

"Just go for it, don't over think it! I waited a whole year before applying because my son was just starting school, really I didn't need to! Also do not doubt yourself… ever… you can do more than you ever thought. I failed the 11 plus, wasn't considered clever enough to sit O' levels and was put in for CSEs… and look at me now! Plus, you will enjoy the challenge."


 

"2+2 changed my life literally, I met my best friend on the course. I was the first person in my family ever to get a degree... I never thought of uni at school, wasn't something people like me did."

"After finishing my 2+2 degree, I took the Graduate Teacher Training Route to do this. I then took a Master of Education with the Open University."

"I failed the 11 plus, wasn't considered clever enough to sit O' levels and was put in for CSEs… and look at me now!"