We are delighted to announce that former Access to Higher Education student Kelly Doran has won the Keith Fletcher Access to HE Memorial Prize 2021-22 in the category of Outstanding Commitment to Study.

Kelly won the award due to displaying incredible commitment throughout her time on the Access to Higher Education: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Pathway course despite suffering a terrible personal loss.

The Access team at Bury College were delighted and proud of Kelly’s achievement. They said: “We are extremely proud of her excellent achievement against all the odds. She embodies and exceeds everything about a great adult learner. She was always eager to learn, committed to the Access course and went above and beyond to support others in the group. This commitment never waned even in the most difficult time and her resilience shone through. She has been an inspiration to the Access team as well as her peers and is very well deserving of this award.”

Kelly was delighted with the award, she added: “Winning this is a great honour. I have to thank my tutors and fellow classmates who really helped me along the way. “

Kelly will remain studying at Bury College over the next few months. The first year of her Nursing Degree is being taught at Bury College University Centre and she is delighted to be back studying on campus, further supporting her long-term career goal. When talking about her progress on the Nursing course, Kelly said: “I was really prepared for everything by the work we did on the Access course. It gave me a great insight into how to prepare for my assignments.”

Our Access to Higher Education: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Pathway course is designed for those learners who aspire to work as a nurse or midwife but currently lack the qualifications required to apply for a degree-level course. Click here for more information: https://burycollege.ac.uk/courses/adult-course/access-to-higher-education-diploma-nursing-midwifery-and-allied-health-professions-pathway