1. FLEXIBLE, SUPPORTED LEARNING
Chrystle Perkins, currently studying Foundation Degree in Business commented “The College is very flexible and accommodating, in case you have any issues or have to miss a lecture. I get a lot of support from them which is really good as I am studying as well as raising a young family. Sometimes finding the space or time at home to concentrate in a quiet atmosphere is hard, and I don’t always want to go to the library, so the HE study area at Wood Street Campus is really good when I am on campus, and it’s a perfect space for me to study.”
2. FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Moses Duale, currently studying Foundation Degree in Computing commented “The College is very friendly and supportive. I have had a very good experience in class as there are students of varying ages, and we have good teamwork with a very good social side. Plus we often socialise in the HE common room, which is just for us!”
3. PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
B.A. Hons Degree in Child and Youth Studies
"I am currently studying for the B.A. Hons Child and Youth Studies degree at the Wood Street campus. I just handed my dissertation in, it’s in conjunction with Derby University. Although partnered with Derby everything was here, all my classes were here and I started in September 2016 with some new teachers, it was really good especially the SEN element of the course. I think some teachers will teach from the book but many teach from the heart and she was really one of those who taught with the heart.
I have 2 children and my journey started with Barnet and Southgate College many years ago when they went to nursery, that's when I got involved in the manicure and first aid community courses at the old Colindale campus, after which I then started the levels 1-3 Childcare courses at the Wood Street campus. The tutors encouraged me to go onto start the degree. I was reluctant at first, as I'm the first member of my family to go to university, but I took the leap. In total I've been at the College for 6 years – I thought if everything is all under one roof why leave and go to university, I can stay at home with my children and my degree hours fit into my schedule.
To top it off I've just applied for the PGCE to start here in September 2017! I'm currently an assessor and teaching in the community, where I started out so I’ve come full circle. You can have children and go back to education and with the support of Barnet and Southgate College and my hard work I've proved that."