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Access student heading to Oxford University to read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

During her secondary years, Chloe Francis attended Lea Manor High School, Luton. Upon completion of her GCSEs Chloe moved away from formal education, following unforeseen personal circumstances but after several years in employment, she felt that the only way to achieve her true potential, was to return to education.

At the age of 22, Chloe set about exploring her options for further studies and a combination of location and course suitability led her to enrol on the Access to Humanities course with Cambridge Regional College.

Chloe said, “The Huntingdon campus was close to my home and I was confident that studying with CRC would present a lot of opportunities. My tutors were supportive, and I enjoyed my studies very much.”

Since starting her studies, Chloe has secured a place at Oxford University to read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. She will begin her degree course in October 2021 and attributes this success to the skills she has gained in and around education, and life in general, since returning to education.

Chloe added, “Taking these next steps to gain a university degree will open so many doors that were shut to me before. I have learnt a lot from my tutors, and the experiences the course presented, and I would encourage anyone considering a return to education to go for it. You have absolutely nothing to lose and only great things to gain! Don’t hesitate, you never know where you could end up.”

Thinking ahead to her dream career, Chloe has ambitions to become a curator in the Greek and Rome exhibitions at the British Museum. 


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