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College student secures place at the University of Cambridge

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Student Achievement Higher Education

Student Robert Murphy

College student secures place at the University of Cambridge…

A Wakefield College student who thought getting back to university was a bridge too far having been out of education for a few years, has secured a place at the University of Cambridge. Robert Murphy, 26 passed the Access to Higher Education course with distinction and now can look forward to studying a degree in social sciences at the prestigious institute.

Robert said: “I had been out of education for few years, but I always wanted to get a university education. As a mature learner, the Access to HE programme at Wakefield College was the perfect platform to allow me to realise this ambition. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and the support and encouragement I received has been a huge help.”

Head of Access to HE at Wakefield College, Stephen Jones said: “We are very proud of Robert for gaining a place at Cambridge.  He has been out of education and in full-time employment for a long period prior to completing an Access to HE Humanities and Social Sciences qualification. 

“Robert is an inspiration to other adults who like him could pursue their career dreams and academic ambitions by returning to College.  Despite his considerable achievements, Robert has kept a sense of perspective and is always been willing to support and help other adult learners”.  


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DATE: 16 August, 2018

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