Kimberly Rimmer

Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education

The confidence boost I have from successfully completing the course has been massive and made me very proud, I feel on top of the world.

“I moved to the UK from Holland in 2015 and found that my qualifications had no equivalence here. I decided to apply for the Fastrack programme so that I could progress onto studying a law degree, with my long term aim being to move to Australia with my husband and family.

Although other institutions offer access type courses, I knew as soon as I visited here that Edge Hill was for me. It is a beautiful university and I am so settled that I always tell my friends and family it is my second home. My friend is doing a course at a different university which, in comparison to Edge Hill, sounds hectic and claustrophobic.

I didn’t know what to expect of the programme, only that I needed to be committed, but with good time management I have been able to stay on top of studies. Not having English as my first language meant that academic writing sessions were especially important to me, and I’ve had to work hard with spelling, vocabulary and grammar. The level and quality of work that we had to produce has been demanding at times, but I have met the challenge and have loved every minute of the experience. The six weeks have flown past.

The confidence boost I have from successfully completing the course has been massive and made me very proud, I feel on top of the world. I’m so pleased that I’ve now been able to progress onto the LLB (Hons) Law degree at Edge Hill, providing me with the opportunity I need to become who I want to be.

When I needed help the amazing support from tutors made all of the difference; their doors are always open. So, if you are thinking about this course then go for it. The course is fantastic, the tutors are fantastic and the university is fantastic. You’ll be fine.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education.