Tanya O’Connor

Tanya O'Connor

Biography

I started the course as a mature student age 36 with 5 children and I needed to gain the right qualifications to allow me to study to become a primary school teacher. I exchanged emails with the college admin team on what course to apply for and why – they were so friendly and quick to reply at all times.

I think the highlight for me has been realising my potential to achieve a new career and understand I’m not too old to start again.

My plan is to finish my studies as a primary school teacher and to hopefully gain a position in a primary school and climb up the career ladder as my experience grows.

If you are looking to start a new career or wanting to change it, go for it. You are never too old. Doing the Access to HE course built up my confidence and allowed me to have my own identity back. You will meet some wonderful people along the way and the staff are always helpful. Do the course for you and you’ll never look back!

COURSE(S) STUDIED

Access to HE: Teaching Humanities Education & Social Work

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I think the highlight for me has been realising my potential to achieve a new career and understand I’m not too old to start again.