10 May 2022

Access to HE Alumnus Challenging Stereotypes

Access to HE Alumnus Challenging Stereotypes

East Sussex College Alumnus, Stuart Wilson-Dejour, completed an Access to Higher Education Diploma involving Midwifery and is now studying a Midwifery BSc (Hons) at Worcester University.

On 5 May, former ESC Access to HE student, Stuart, was recognised and celebrated by Open College Network West Midlands for challenging stereotypes on International Day of the Midwife.

The 32-year-old Alumnus chose to study an Access to HE course at ESC and is now on the pathway towards achieving his dream in midwifery, a heavily female dominated field.

Speaking on the benefits of studying an Access to HE course at East Sussex College, as per the Open College Network West Midlands, Stuart said, “The Access to HE Midwifery course was completed around my current work commitments and three small children. The course allowed me to gain an insight into the profession that would equip me for university.

“The knowledge gained from each assignment has given me a greater understanding of patient facing and continuity care.”

Stuart added, “The Access course has enabled me to progress on time management skills, planning assignments, and how to structure written work effectively.”

Access to Higher Education courses are an excellent route to university, which will enable you to study your chosen degree course. The Access courses last one academic year and are structured in a way that enables you to manage your commitments outside of college - an important consideration for adult students.

To find out more about the Access to HE courses on offer at East Sussex College, please visit their website by clicking here.