Prior to my degree, I studied Part-Time Access to Higher Education in Humanities at CWA – King’s Lynn.
I chose CWA over another university because it meant I could study closer to home, as I suffer from a disability, I didn’t want to move away from my support system.
I liked the fact that the course was a mixture of Sociology and Psychology whereas most university courses are one or the other. Both these subjects are linked closely with one another.
The facilities are modern, bright and airy with lots of natural light. The tutors on the psychosocial course specifically are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They give their students their time and will explain things in ways to ensure everyone in the class can understand what is being taught. The tutors are open with how they themselves became tutors and the routes available to students on this course as 2 of them have done this course themselves, then completed their masters and worked in the community before becoming tutors.
I have thought about continuing with a master’s degree. I would like to become an Art Therapist helping people to come to terms with long term or life limiting diagnosis.
From talking to people who have gone to other universities, I feel privileged to have the option to go to a facility which enables smaller class sizes, which in turn means you get more access to tutors and if you have a problem, the tutors are there to help in any way they can and go above and beyond.