Former student Ellie Nesbitt returned to New College Stamford to inspire students who are preparing to complete their applications for University next year. Completing her Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 last year, Ellie progressed to study Paediatric Nursing at University of Nottingham. Ellie shared her top tips for getting on to a degree in Health and Social Care as well as ways in which they can best prepare for study at university.
She said, “At University you study independently and college really helps prepare you for that transition. Work placements and undertaking work in the community also help build your professionalism which is also very important for university study, especially when training in the Health and Social Care sector”.
During her time at college, like all Health and Social Care students, Ellie undertook 30 hours work placement and 160 hours working in the community which helped make her UCAS application stand out amongst others.
Ellie thanked staff for the support she’s received she said,
“I’m very thankful to the staff at the college for helping me get where I am today. Not just the Tutors but the support from Careers Advisors too! It’s like a partnership and you all have the same goal, to get the best out of you!”