Having worked in the City for quite a while I felt a sense of dissatisfaction being stuck behind a desk doing something I didn’t enjoy. After having my second child I realised I had an interest in midwifery. From then on, I started doing research into the prospect of becoming a midwife. I had been out of education for a number of years and found out I had to enrol on the Access to Higher Education course in order to gain a place at university and work towards my new career. I found the course at college to be very challenging but enjoyable at the same time. I had to juggle my family life and make many sacrifices and there were times when I felt overwhelmed. But the support I received from my teachers and fellow students helped me rise above my worries and I became more confident and eager to achieve. I received support when applying to university and managed to gain a place on my chosen course. Without a doubt, I would recommend the Access course and the college to anyone as a forward step towards achieving your goals and ambitions.