Helen had a successful career in retail for twenty years but following serious illness realised that she would like to re-ignite her education and undertake formal qualifications. After completing an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and two GCSE's Helen embarked upon a BA Honours degree in Education with Liverpool Hope University through Holy Cross.
This is what Helen said about studying for a degree at Holy Cross University Centre:- ‘Being able to go to University in your home town is unbelievable and a great opportunity. You have to be organised and disciplined to juggle all aspects of your life whilst studying, but study is very flexible and you can work your life around it. Studying has really changed my outlook on the world.’
Helen was awarded the Dean's scholarship twice for being in the top 20 across all Liverpool Hope students and is now a paid counsellor for the NSPCC. ‘I would now like to continue studying for my Masters degree!’