Back in 2015 a HEFCE report highlighted the Yorkshire Coast as one of the UK’s HE cold spots averaging just 23.3% of people with an NVQ level 4 qualification or above, compared with 34.4% nationally.
On the back of the report, CU Scarborough was launched in the town, and three years on its purpose-built campus has a body of students studying a range of career-focused subjects.
The institute, which is part of the Coventry University Group, offers a low-cost, flexible model of learning which fits around the lives of its students.
CU Scarborough is now sharing its success stories of how it is helping people go on to access higher education.
It offers a wide variety of access courses, giving those who may not have the conventional educational requirements to enter on to a higher education course the pathway to apply for a degree.
One tutor celebrating success is Melissa McLaughlin who works for CU Scarborough as a tutor in Health & Human Sciences on its access course.
Melissa recently featured on a STEM Learning website where she said:
Going one step further
CU Scarborough offers a free course providing information on how to progress to university and the skills needed to succeed. It is ideal for anyone who has been out of education for a long time.
The next course is taking place on 15 January for five weeks and is a perfect introduction for anyone considering an Access course.
The first ever World Access to Higher Education Day is taking place on 28 November 2018.