Former New College student Olivia Mohr-Barker is about to graduate with a First in Education Studies and Special Education Needs and Inclusion. Olivia, whose courses at New College included Childcare and Education, and who received help from our Additional Learning Support team says:
"I have really enjoyed my degree though there have been many struggles. The support I have received (Study Skills, Mentor, Study Assistant & a Notetaker) through the DSA has been really helpful that I cannot quite believe I am finishing with a First.
I have had the opportunity to work with the Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Hearing Support teams during my degree, which I have absolutely loved. I have found it so interesting, that I did both my dissertations around deafness. My Education Studies dissertation focused on the transition between EYFS and KS1 and the support, whilst my SENI dissertation explored student teachers' attitudes towards deaf children in the mainstream classroom. I have been looking into completing a Masters in Deaf Studies with Teacher of the Deaf accreditation. However, in order for me to do this, I first have to gain my QTS."
From September, Olivia will be a trainee/student teacher at a school in Hull. She has chosen to do her teacher training through a programme called SCITT, but will also be doing a PGCE via distance learning alongside this.
We are delighted to hear of Olivia's success and wish her all the best for her future!