Discovering Sparsholt during an open day was a game-changer. I’ve been on such a transformative journey during my time at UCS so far, it’s been a big step transitioning from a background in administration and being a full-time mum into full-time education.  

The Access to Higher Education course became my gateway back into education, offering crucial support as I re-entered the academic realm after many years. Beyond imparting valuable knowledge, the course equipped me with the skills needed to navigate higher education successfully. 

Highlights of my Sparsholt experience so far include forming lasting friendships, delving into hands-on animal handling, and relishing the supportive environment fostered by both peers and lecturers.  

The outstanding facilities for land-based studies and the engaging teaching style, encouraging open discussions, enriched my learning journey. The lecturers on the course were also fantastic, I felt supported and comfortable in asking questions. They structure the lessons to allow free flow discussion, which I found to be a great way of learning. 

Now in my first year of the FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science degree at UCS, my goal is to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. Sparsholt’s emphasis on practical experience, access to animals, and top-notch veterinary facilities aligns perfectly with my aspirations, laying a solid foundation for my future career.  

As a mature student, I want to reassure prospective students that the Access course at Sparsholt provides invaluable support and guidance, making the transition to university study smoother. My journey is proof that it’s never too late to pursue your passion, and Sparsholt offers the ideal environment to do just that.

Find out more about the Access to Higher Education course at University Centre Sparsholt.