With the first year of the University of Salford Adult Nursing degree now being taught at Bury College, five former Access to Higher Education students and three Health and Social Care students have recently returned to Bury College to continue their studies.

The partnership with the University of Salford has given staff the chance to say hello and see former students move one step closer to their dream careers.

Kelly Doran, Amie Thornley, Toni-Leigh McNulty, Michaela Aldred-Swallow and Samantha Grigutyte excelled on their Access course before enrolling on the highly competitive University of Salford Adult Nursing degree.

Shannon Rhodes, Zoe Bridge and Alicia Whitaker achieved high grades on their Health and Social Level 3 diploma last year and also secured places on the same degree programme.

Zoe Bridge, 18, formerly of Hazel Wood High School was delighted with her results in August and excited about her future studies: “The college has helped me with my confidence and prepared me to progress onto university to become a nurse.”

Lisa Matthews, Assistant Principal for Adult & Higher Skills, Health and Childcare at Bury College, said: “A great benefit of our partnership with the University of Salford is to be able to welcome back our former students as they take their next steps. Being back at Bury College University Centre and seeing them start their nursing training has given us all a tremendous sense of pride. It is also a great advert for our own Access to Higher Education courses, HNCs and Health and Social Care programmes that all proved vital level 3 pathways for these students in progressing to higher study.”

A huge well done to all our former students, we can’t wait to see how you progress.  If you’ve been inspired by their success, check out our range of Health courses. https://burycollege.ac.uk/search/courses?query=health