Concerned about not having the time to study? Don’t worry.
Sarah is a busy single mum of three, dashing between work, school and football training – that doesn’t leave much time to focus on her own career ambitions.
When her youngest child began high school, Sarah started to think about pursuing her life-long dream of becoming a teacher but was unsure whether she could afford – financially and practically – to attend university.
Familiar with Burnley College through her own son’s education, Sarah got in touch with the team at Burnley College University Courses (BCUC) and was surprised to learn she could still work three days a week while studying and gain financial support with a student loan.
Through her degree, Sarah has developed a particular interest in supporting marginalised children with additional emotional and social needs.
Continuing to work as a Teaching Assistant three days a week, Sarah is able to test her academic learnings within a practical classroom setting, and finally feels like she has found her calling.