Lauren did her Access to Higher Education and now attends Bath Spa University. “College helped me to become a better person. It taught me that there is no limit to bettering oneself, and no matter the background I was worthy of something great.”
Lauren said her favourite thing about her time at college was “learning about things that broadened my mind, being treated as an equal to everyone and having the support to deal with the ‘scary’ things in life”. She said, “the people that surrounded me daily encouraged me to see the world in new perspectives. I was able to safely explore myself educationally and contribute my ideas without rigid templates of what they should be”.
Lauren said that she found college to be “the foundation you set yourself, to provide stepping stones into a better future”.
“I do not hold a singular ‘fondest memory’ but many. The laughs my peers and I had throughout, the bonds I created with others that have lasted to this day. I went into college feeling like a nobody, but I resurfaced into the world prouder, stronger and unstoppable”.