• School: Haslingden High School & Specialist Sports College
  • Studied: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
Never ever did I dream that one day I would even set foot in a University.

Hepi Begum chose to enrol at University Centre at Blackburn College after a gap of study. She had previously studied at Haslingden High School. She has been able to fulfil her dreams of working in a primary school setting with young children.

Hepi said: “I chose to study at University Centre at Blackburn College because it was close to home.

Never ever did I dream that one day I would even set foot in a University let alone complete my degree.

The staff were really understanding and coached me throughout the degree to achieve my best.

It wasn’t easy but I’m so happy that I’ve done it. I’ve been able to get a job on the back of my degree and am now working in a Primary School in Whitworth, Rochdale.

I don't think I would have my job now if it wasn't for my degree and the hard work I have put in for the past years."