Have you ever considered taking a non-traditional route in to Higher Education? Did you know you could get a degree, and get paid to do it?
Ryan Clifford and Abbie Williams both study at Nottingham Trent University, however, unlike most of their undergraduate peers, they are going to graduate debt free! Find out how they did it;
"I was drawn to the apprenticeship because it offered the opportunity for me to do a fully-funded degree, whilst gaining industry experience and earning a wage. It made perfect sense," - Ryan Clifford, 20, studying Food Science at Nottingham Trent University
"When I was at school, I'd never heard of a science apprenticeship before. I was the only one in my year to choose that route, but now a lot of my friends are a little jealous of the financial security I have gained from working whilst studying," - Abbie Williams, 19, studying Food Science at Nottingham Trent University
Apprenticeships have become very popular with students over the past year, 2014 saw the number of students currently working under an apprenticeship rise to over 2 million!
But as Abbie and Ryan have demonstrated, you dont have to choose between the two, you can do both! It is worth doing some research to find out if the university you want to go to offers such courses.
To read more about Abbie and Ryan, click here.
Author: Siba Munsanje