Working mum Mehwish Khan has praised the one-to-one support offered by Telford College tutors which has helped to achieve her dreams of graduating from university with a degree.
Mehwish, from Wellington, first joined Telford College on an access course level three , and followed this up with a level five foundation degree in health and social care.
Her career progression path has now taken her onto the University of Wolverhampton for a further year, topping up her qualifications into a fully-fledged honours degree.
The 27-year-old said: “Telford College is a way forward into a practical life and opens many doors to a variety of opportunities.
“I really miss my time at college, as there was more one-to-one with the tutors. I learned a lot during my time at there, and certainly don’t feel that I have lagged behind since moving to university.”
Mehwish, a former Ercall Wood Technology College student, says Telford College has ‘made me what I am today’, which includes being accepted as a special constable.
During her time at the college, she also started her own charity page on Facebook, helping vulnerable and needy people in Pakistan. She is now researching potential careers with the United Nations, as well as the police.
Mehwish, a mother of three, says: “The people at Telford College accepted me for what I am. You get great support, which is ideal when you’re juggling education with being a parent.”
She got the chance to take on a work placement as part of her college studies, and spent time with the customer communities network team at housing group Bromford.
Caroline Bastow, HE learner manager at Telford College said: “The foundation degree in health and social care is all about providing people with the knowledge of issues, policies, services and theories which apply to careers in this booming sector of the economy.
“All of our two-year foundation degrees can be topped up to a full BA (Hons) degree with an extra year at university. They offer fabulous career progression opportunities.”