I strongly believe that anybody can succeed at anything they set their mind to, just as I did.

My struggles over the past few years may in fact motivate somebody who’s on the fence about advancing their education. 

I’m a single parent of three. As well as home-schooling my youngest as there’s no available school space compatible with her needs, I also operate an online micro-business. I specialise in helping organisations with their business and marketing strategy, content creation and implementation of social media marketing. 

I came to the UK with nothing but my three children and the goal of advancing my career and building a life here. I quickly learned that the qualifications I’d gained previously in Germany didn’t help me here. So, I started my business instead and searched for a degree to gain an academic qualification that’s valued in the UK and elsewhere. I joined the BA (Hons) Business and Marketing and although none of my family members live in the UK and I had no support during my studies, it didn’t stop me. 

What got me through my struggles was knowing the Bachelors degree would give me the necessary advantage to either join the job market or use it to grow my business. The weekly interaction with fellow students and seeing the results I achieved with each module gave me the encouragement to continue, despite my emotional and financial struggles. Each of the assignments and feedback I received gave me confidence to know that I’m doing ’the right thing’ for myself and my children. 


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Grace Araba

I completed my course just before I turned 71. It shows age is no barrier and that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Matt Clifton

At the time of starting the BA, I was 18 years old, and in my last year of college. It would have been really tough to access a campus-based university over an online study option.

Emma Veale

As a mature student, my journey with education has been a unique one, shaped by a passion for hands-on experiences and a desire to work with children.