Preparing for their futures

Thirty-six Preparation for Higher Education (PHE) students are on their way to university despite returning to education later in life.

The students have completed the one-year PHE programme, run by the University's Lifelong Learning Centre.  The programme is specially designed to support adults from groups under-represented in higher education to progress onto university degree programmes.  It is taught in the evenings to make it more accessible to those who have family and work responsibilities.

As one of the graduates, Hannah Khan, said, "studying PHE enabled me to gain the qualifications needed in order for me to continue my studies, and my new life will begin this September when I start my social work degree at the University of Leeds".

In total, over 20 students were offered places on a wide variety of University of Leeds degree programmes including Psychology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Midwifery, Computer Science and International Studies.

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