Youngsters inspired by ex-students’ return to Thomas Rotherham

By Michael Upton | 01/02/2018

Youngsters inspired by ex-students’ return to Thomas Rotherham
Rebecca (left) and Sophie

FORMER students Sophie Norris and Rebecca Wilson have returned to their old college of study to help inspire the next wave of young minds.

The pait joined the team at Thomas Rotherham College as graduate interns with the HeppSY+(Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus) programme.

For the next 11 months, they will be working with both Lower and Upper Sixth NCOP students from areas where people are less likely to go to university to help them shoot for the results needed to go on to university or higher level apprenticeships.  

Sophie studied psychology, history and English language at TRC and has recently completed a psychology degree at the University of Sheffield.
Rebecca took geology, maths and environmental science before going on to pass her environmental science degree at the University of the West of England.  

The interns said their aims were “myth-busting” about  “barriers” to going to university and supporting students by helping them to make informed decisions.  

Their work at the college will include university visits, social events and study sessions. 

“I love TRC and I'm so grateful the staff encouraged me to go to university,” said Rebecca.

“It’s fantastic to now be able to return to my old college to help other students make informed choices about higher education.”

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