Student Aneta receives commendations

Access to HE Business student, Aneta Worku, with her Festival of Learning certificate and Student of the Year – Access to HE Business trophy.

Access to HE Business student, Aneta Worku, has received two awards in recognition of her dedication to learning.

Aneta has received a Commitment to Learning certificate of achievement in the Festival of Learning Awards 2017. Held during the summer, the awards inspire and support people from all backgrounds and celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning. In addition, Aneta was recently crowned Barnsley College’s Access to HE – Business Student of the Year for her dedication to learning, hard work and determination to succeed.

Originally from Poland, Aneta returned to education to study an Access to HE Business course, GCSE English and maths at Barnsley College in September 2016. This summer, Aneta received a Distinction grade for the Access to HE Business course, grade 5 GCSE English qualification and a grade A GCSE maths qualification.

Aneta, 47, from Barnsley, said: “I’m so proud to receive both awards as they recognise my efforts over the past year. Studying three qualifications whilst working was tough, but my dedication was rewarded when I received my results.

“I’ve always wanted to study a higher level course, so when my family relocated from Poland to Barnsley a few years ago, it provided me with an opportunity to study a course that would allow me to grow as an individual, improve my confidence and become more integrated with the local community.

“Studying the Access to HE Business course has exceeded my expectations. It has provided me with the opportunity to develop my communication skills and gain qualifications that are recognised in the UK. It’s also given me the confidence to study a higher level course and I was delighted to be accepted to study a Business Foundation Degree and Level 3 Core Maths at University Campus Barnsley (UCB), which I started a few weeks ago.

“To re-enter education has brought power to my life and I am able to achieve a dream I’ve had for over 20 years.”

Susan Myles, Programme Manager, added: “Aneta’s achievements over the past year have been amazing and I’m delighted her efforts have been formally recognised. The distance she has travelled over the past year has been phenomenal and she now has the confidence and the ability to take her learning to the next level by studying a Foundation Degree at UCB.”

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Last updated: 19th October 2017

Originally posted on: 19th October 2017