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Kashina Summan

Kashina Summan - Access to Higher Education

Kashina's story

Without the Access to Nursing course, the highly qualified and supportive teachers and the support I had with childcare, none of this would have been possible.

by Kashina Summan

 My name is Kashina Summan I am a product of a great education that started at Adult Education Wolverhampton in 2012.

After leaving school I went on to college with the aspiration of going to study at university in London, but at the age of 19 I found myself pregnant and unable to progress with my plan to further my learning. When my son was born in 2012 this gave me even more incentive to find a way to carry on with my studies and 6 weeks after he was born (with a recommendation from a friend) I enrolled on an Access to Higher Education Nursing course at Adult Education.

To begin with I was overwhelmed by the responsibility of being a single mum and the pressure of learning. I was riddled with guilt for putting my son into day care whilst I studied but it was the only way I could enable us a better future. It was hard and I struggled but the support I was given by the college was truly life changing for me and my new little family. They provided childcare and the support from the tutors was fantastic.Without this our lives today would be a completely different story. Not only did I gain the qualification to go on to study Adult Nursing at university but I also went on to make some lifelong friends, one of whom I went on to graduate with.

After studying at University for 3 years I went on to work as a critical care nurse at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. I had always wanted to work in midwifery but was told it was exceptionally difficult to get a place and only 11 places per year were available to registered nurses. I applied and amazingly I am now working as a nurse and also studying on the Midwifery degree course at the University of Wolverhampton.

Adult Education was the beginning of my success. Without the Access to Nursing course, the highly qualified and supportive teachers and the support I had with childcare, none of this would have been possible. It gave me the chance to learn and the opportunity to be a good role model to my 6 year old son, who now tells me he wants to be a doctor.

I would, without a doubt recommend Adult Education to anyone thinking about changing their lives for the better. 


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