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Student stories



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Name: Juliejulie_marziano_web.jpg
Course: BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy [2+2]

“My proudest achievement was being awarded the Gillian Rose Prize for 2018/2019 by the Department of Sociology Postgraduate Exam Board."

jon_winfield_1.jpgName: Jon
Course: BA (Hons) Health and Social Policy [2+2]

"During my final year I realised I actually enjoyed learning and started to wonder if I perhaps could go further, so I applied for an MA in Social Research."

emma_q.pngName: Emma
Course: BA (Hons) History [Part-time]

"I felt very brave. I have found it challenging but I would encourage anyone to do it. Warwick University has great facilities and support for students of all ages and disciplines which I look forward to sharing with all those I meet."

Name: Clareclare
Course: Early Childhood [Foundation Degree]

"My child changed the direction of my life. The positives of joining as an adult learner are, you really know what you want. I really didn't know this is what I wanted to do when I was leaving school. But now this is definitely the field I need to be in."

Name: Emmaemma
Course: Early Childhood [Foundation Degree]

“As a young adult I was never sure of what career path I wanted to travel along. I think as a more mature student I have now had time to gain a bigger picture of the world and build up clearer idea of what I want from life and from a career.”

Name: Jamie
Course: BA (Hons) Social Studies [2+2]

"There is an abundance of help and encouragement for mature students at the University of Warwick. It’s never too late to learn.”

Name: Amieamie
Course: Early Childhood [Foundation Degree]

“The small amount of time required to be spent in lectures really enabled me to better myself alongside all my other commitments, it gave me the freedom to do something for myself.”

Name: Faye Faye
Course: Early Childhood (Foundation Degree)

“Since beginning studying at CLL, I have realised that it is never too late to start something new. I have two daughters and I hope that by undertaking this challenge, I have shown them that with determination, hard work and a little self-belief it is possible to accomplish any goal.”

Name: Claire Claire
Course: BA (Hons) Social Work (Degree Apprenticeship)

“I have enjoyed learning new things, new ways of thinking and meeting new people. I have learned a lot about myself over the last few months and love the new challenges that I have been given”

Name: Joe
Course: BA (Hons) Social Studies

"Studying a part-time degree with CLL has supported my career progress within Higher Education. It has given me tools, such as critical analysis and has built my confidence within an academic setting."

Name: AlisonAli
Course: BA Health and Social Policy

"As I gained more knowledge, it prompted me to question and challenge ‘power and control’ influences in society, discovering a new-found awareness of how they impacted upon my own life."

Gateway to HE (short courses)

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rachel__steve_nicolie_and_ravinder_3_1.jpgName: Nicolie
Course: Gateway to HE, BA (Hons) Social Studies [Full-time]

“I didn’t think l could achieve a first, but l was very determined to achieve a first,” said Nicolie.

"I think the CLL has played a pivotal role in my return to higher education. I have been quite lucky, as l have had the opportunity to meet the supportive staff."

life_46.jpgName: Ray
Course: Gateway to HE, BA (Hons) Social Studies [Part-time]

After learning about the Gateway to HE course, Ray applied and began studying on the FREE 12 week programme.

After successful completion of the Gateway to HE programme, Ray joined CLL as a Part-time student in BA (Hons) Social Studies where he is currently sitting modules for his first year.


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shaheen_cdcs_-_and_22__1.jpgName: Shaheen
Course: BA (Hons) Social Studies [2+2], MA Career Development and Coaching Studies

"I’ve learned that it is never too late to learn, and my brain can retain information and I can get out of my comfort zone to achieve my dreams. I have extended my own chances of getting roles in different employment sectors and become a good positive role model for my children."

rachaelName: Rachael
Course: MSc Psychotheraphy and Counselling

“The theory has been really interesting and has helped me look deeper into the type of integrative therapist I want to be."

Professional development

Certificate in coaching and mentoring testimonials

Sara Davies, former student

  • "The certificate in coaching and mentoring has been brilliant, it has provided me with a solid foundation of core coaching skills, namely around effective listening, questioning and applying coaching models/tools in order to engage in meaningful coaching conversations. I have a strong interest in coaching/mentoring as I know first-hand how effective it can be. The skills that I have developed and strengthened are transferable and are helping me in my day to day work as a fundraiser for the University of Warwick. I also enjoyed learning alongside a friendly and supportive group of people. I highly recommend this course."

Jess O'Brien, former student

  • "I have found the coaching course extremely valuable, not just for a future in coaching but to use in my current role in HR. I was curious before starting about how the set-up of only 8 sessions would work and how much you could learn in that time? I shouldn't have worried. I have been blown away by the amount of content we covered, it is outstanding the amount we have taken away. I had attended taster courses for coaching before with other companies but was never sold. I can confirm that the authenticity of this course is what made me pick it and the amount of theory, knowledge and practise packed into this course makes it the true standout."

Sebastian Barboza, former student

  • "Thanks to this course, I can now see a different definition of coaching. I've learnt not only how to help people, but how to make them grow and become better, just with the power of the listening and asking the right questions. But the most important thing for me, is that I've learnt about myself, to be alone with my thoughts and to listen to the silence, because sometimes there lies the answer to something."

Maria Fox, former student

  • "This was probably one of the best courses I have been on. It was full of content, both practical and theoretical. It was relevant, up to date, and the expertise of the tutors was excellent, both broad and far-reaching; not only have I developed professionally but personally as well. The skills I have acquired on this course are life-long and will reach into every aspect of my life. I cannot recommend this course highly enough."

Diploma in coaching testimonials

Mel Pepper, former student

  • "The Diploma in Coaching has been an amazing course which includes a broad range of theories, techniques and resources. I searched for ages for the right course and I am so glad that I chose this one. It's versatile to suit anyone who's interested in exploring coaching from any aspect and gives you essential skills, and more importantly the confidence to discover the kind of coach you want to be."