A former Bury College Access to Higher Education student recently returned to the College to deliver an inspirational talk to our current learners.

Holly Atkinson studied between 2017 and 2018, where she was enrolled on the Access to Higher Education Diploma: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Pathway.

After leaving Bury College, Holly went on to the University of Huddersfield to study Midwifery, where she also thrived and eventually became a qualified Midwife. Her return to Bury College saw her speak with the current group of Access and Health students, all of whom are working towards similar careers in the health sector.

Holly said: “I enjoyed being able to visit the aspiring midwives at Bury College, I am so proud of myself for achieving what I have so far, and it was a pleasure being in a position to share my knowledge and experiences with the students. I have been through all the challenges they have to come and understand how hard the process is, I wanted to reassure them that everything is worth it in the end. I enjoyed my time at Bury College with the Access course preparing me academically for the transition to university.”

Lianne Livesey, Team Leader for Access and Education at Bury College, said: “Holly provided these students with a brilliant and emotional insight into the role of a Midwife. At Bury College, we are proud that our Access to Nursing, Midwifery and Health provision thoroughly equips our adult students with the skills to begin their profession within the NHS, and we are proud of the benefits this brings to our community”.

If you’ve been inspired by this success and want to get back into education, check out our range of Access courses: https://burycollege.ac.uk/courses/adult-course/access-to-higher-education-diploma--nursing-midwifery-and-allied-professions